MASSIMILIANO RICHIERO (MAX ART)
“My name is Massimiliano Richiero and I live in Bussoleno, a small town in the Alps of the Susa Valley, in the province of Turin. I was born on 15 September 1985 and my passion has been drawing since I was a child.
I’m a big fan of comics, I used to collect them during primary school, and I enjoyed drawing my favourite characters. My passion for miniatures games started later, at the age of 12, when I bought my first box of Warhammer miniatures from Games Workshop. From that moment on, my passion for the “Fantasy world” intertwined with that for comics. As I went on, I continued to cultivate my predisposition for drawing and art in general: I attended and graduated from the Liceo Artistico specialising in industrial design, and later enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Torino in the Scenography section.
For some years now, I have specialised in sculpting and painting miniatures. To be precise, I began to differentiate miniature painting from a simple hobby in 2008. I have always dreamed of taking this path, ever since I read on the pages of White Dwarf the reviews of the Golden Demon contest. It was thanks to the Legiopictorum painting forum that I started to take this path seriously. In a short time, I have found many passionate friends and painting masters in this community! Their works encouraged me to improve, and so I began to participate more and more assiduously in competitions.
In just a few years, I was able to meet and compare myself with many of the ‘greats’ of this sector. I have always tried to maintain a personal style in my pieces, giving a lot of importance to ideas and highlighting my strengths without forgetting to try to improve the flaws in my work.
In these 10 years of experience, I have managed to participate and win awards in many national and international exhibitions such as the Golden Demon, Monte San Savino Show and the World Model Expo in 3 different editions. In addition, I am now a regular guest of Lucca Miniatures Island within Lucca Comics and Games, where we exhibit every year some pieces of the collection Mumi Museum of Miniatures of which I am a collaborator.
In addition to sculpting and painting for various companies and collectors around the world, I teach private courses in both painting and sculpture and work as a Concept Artist for some Boardgame projects.”