Mini Interview with FABIO D’AROMA: Your childhood ambition: Becoming a painter, then a soccer player, then a painter again. Something you treasure: My son Luca. Your worst habit: Smoking. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Reaching a good tragicomic balance. In the studio there are two moments that I really enjoy: drawing unsellable quick sketches on blank paper that usually end in the trash can and contemplating the finished painting when it smells like varnish. Your first job: Delivering mail on a motorcycle in Rome while attending the Academy of Fine Arts. Someone whose work you highly recommend: One of the best shows that I have seen in New York was from Paula Rego. See more of Fabio D’Aroma’s work here.