Fabio Imperiale was born in Rome in 1981. At the age of three he opens the door of his house and behind it he finds a gorilla. Fake. This event makes him fearful and insecure. From an early age he shows a strong propensity for drawing. At the age of seven he got his first commission, unpaid, when his teacher asked him to draw the alphabet of animals on the walls of the classroom. The work was especially appreciated by his classmates. Fabio, stimulated by the sudden success, begins to draw non-stop: on notebooks, on desks, on the walls of the house, even on very expensive encyclopedias. His parents, worried about the upholstery, try to dissuade him from embarking on a dangerous career as a painter. Fabio, fearful and insecure, lets himself be dissuaded. Nevertheless, over time, there is no lack of satisfaction: for example, during the years of classical high school, the caricature of his classmate becomes a true icon of the institute and boasts countless attempts at imitation. But it is not enough to awaken in him the sleepy pictorial instinct. And equally in vain will spend the years of graphic studies. It would be a disappointment of love, at the age of twenty-three, to restore vigour to his passion. So, to make up for lost time, Fabio threw himself headlong, self-taught, into the theoretical and practical study of painting. But as usual, he takes himself too seriously; in fact, at first he thinks he is Picasso, then Matisse and Modigliani. Since he realized he was nobody, his work has improved considerably. Even now, this biography is his most conscious work.