Emanuele “Renton” Fortunati is a mixed media artist who, for a long time, disguised himself as a computer programmer.
Born in the ‘80s in Milan, Italy, Emanuele loved art from a very young age, but his insecurity about his talent for drawing and painting persuaded him to direct his energies towards the security of robotics and informatics. Shortly after his graduation, life set up one of the hardest test of his life – the sudden death of his mum, to whom he was very close.
Seeking to escape, Emanuele left home at the age of 24 and moved to London where he soon fell in love with the vibrant energy of the underground art scene. The forgotten artist hidden in the heart of the computer engineer started to cry for attention, an existential battle which led Emanuele into depression. In this darkness, he knew had to choose between security or a journey to find and pacify his demons and set free his heart.
Today, Emanuele lives with his wife and children in a small town in the mountains of Catalunya, Spain, where he paints, writes, runs and uses the power of Art to help people to connect with their own Spirit and power.