Born in Toronto, Canada, May 29, 1959, to Italian immigrants Basilio and Lidia. He is the middle child of three.
"I've always had a soft spot for the Italian High Renaissance. It may be the fact that I'm a Canadian of Italian heritage that draws me toward this period or because I find the impeccable craftsmanship and aesthetic quality of their work appealing. My influences also include artists such as Rauschenberg, Johns, Dali, Hopper, Richter and Kiefer, primarily for how we see the world through their vision."
"The challenge for any contemporary artist is to see the world through new eyes. It is important to me that an artist’s work reflects his time. Whether it is through the use of contemporary themes, techniques and/or mediums. The challenge is to present your generation with a new vision. I try to gain a good understanding of the past and present art scene to try and meet this challenge in an effort to represent my generation."
An internationally collected artist, Piccin resides in the beautiful Heart Lake area of Brampton with his wife Marion and son, also named Giancarlo.
To view more of Giancarlo's work, visit his website at: http://www.giancarlopiccin.com/Home.html