Barenghi attended Art School "Boccioni" in Milan.
During his time in Art School, he learned to create copies from life using charcoal and sanguine pencil,along with the techniques of tempera, watercolor and 3-D modeling with clay.
He also discovered the solution to his colored pencil problem.
Upon discovering the airbrush, Marcello was able to make his artwork even more realistic and cover more ground and without the granular texture that color pencils tend to create.
Yet after Art School, the artist actually quit pursuing his art entirely.
Technological advancements in computer graphics during the 90’s created career concerns for Marcello. Considering that a computer could suddenly create the same levels of realism as Marcello but in less time and for a lesser cost in labor, he worried that his talent was no longer as valuable .
These concerns motivated Marcello’s decision to put down the pencils and hit the books. Marcello quit drawing completely and dedicated himself fully to his studies.
For many years, the artist chose to focus solely on obtaining his college degree.
Barenghi attended the Polytechnic University of Milan, where he passed the Italian professional exam and graduated with a degree in Architecture.
However, Marcello's decision to pursue a practical career did not ultimately provide him with the same passion and fulfillment that his artistic endeavors once did.
In fact, Barenghi was working at Blockbuster for 15 years prior to revisiting his passion for art.
If I hadn’t lost my job in 2013, you would probably never have seen my drawings. Unemployed and with nothing to lose, I opened my Youtube channel and I started drawing again…
Yes. You read that correctly. The artist was not only working at Blockbuster; he was laid off. While at first things may have felt hopeless for Marcello, it wouldn’t take long for him to draw himself a silver lining…