Since as a child, he showed a natural talent for drawing, constructions and colour compositions.
Towards the mid ‘80s, during one of his father’s work stay with Andy Warhol in New York, he “meets” street art for the first time.
The trips he took in the slums of the Bronx, that at that time were run by bikers’ gangs, had a huge impact on him.
His rebellious spirit and his creative fever gave rise to his urgency to express and represent those very same atmospheres with aerosol paint.
Everything around him was as much in disuse as very colourful.
The tangled masses of signs and symbols, the rounded writings, the comic strip faces, were all prevailing facets that wiped away the decay to make room for his imagination.
That anarchic and vivid representation was the very culture that precisely at that time was establishing a new formal research also in Europe.
The artists finding patronage within the “legality” of institutional galleries were Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, who in 1984 also had a personal exhibition at the Venice Biennial.
For the boy born in ’76, in his journey from the age of fantasy to the age of reason, it was impossible to remain constrained within the bounds of traditional schemes; his art was the Street Art, the one that also in Milan was starting to unfurl and of which PONGO was among the forerunners.
After his graduation from art school, the craving for scratching the town’s surfaces and the urban and suburban layers is greater than ever and soon part of his artistic baggage; as well as causing him more than a few brushes with the law.
PONGO is a “wildstyler” and as such he researches, designs and evolves the structures of the letters, of the writing and of the metropolitan images.
His activity as a “street writer”, lasting several years until 2000, brought him to paint every conceivable surface with a special allure for rail and tube trains (though without neglecting the large suburban walls), turning him into one of the most prominent figures in Italy.
Very active both in Milan and at international level, he has taken part in gatherings and events throughout Europe while his links with the N.Y.C.’s scene became stronger.
Becomes a member of the TNBs and undertakes an artistic alliance with the TATs, very famous historical groups already present on the New York scene as from the ’70s and considered the pioneers of graffiti.
Despite his commuting to and from the U.S., and his artistic collaboration with his fellow New Yorkers (not least that of 2010), his paintings on canvas and other materials go through evolving phases.
With the new millennium, follows a period of deliberation which brings his interests towards philosophical research, nature and life sustainability on our planet.
At present he uses painting as an artistic mean for operating choices which are useful to both his and others’ human growth and development , without ever forgetting, consistently with its past, his “frontier” experiences.
In 2013 presents at the Pow gallery of Turin his contemporary art project “Pongo Without Truth”, with catalog published by Onions editions, where he brings to the attention his innovative style “Original 3D Painting” that he created and of which is the only representative in the world.