Jacopo Ceccarelli / 2501 was born in Milan in 1981.
He started painting when he was 14 and he keep working on walls of his own city, Milan. First he studied as a film editor at the “Civica Scuola di Cinema” of Milan. Then he attended a Master program on visual communication at New Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.
At the age of 20 he moved to São Paulo where he joined some project in favelas teaching to paint to children. Here he got in contact with the South American graffiti school based on Os Gemeos, Herbert Baglione, Higraff, Zezao and many others’ work. That experience totally changed his approach to paint. First with the Tag of Robot Inc and then as 2501 he developed a new style which combines wallpainting, paint on canvas, sculpture, installation, photography, video and documentary.
Back to Milan, between 2004 and 2007 he was member of llloolll studio where he has mainly worked on web design, motion graphic, and advertising. In 2007 he moved again to São Paulo where he totally focused on his artistic career. The interdisciplinary character of his research truly mirrors his approach to life and knowledge.
He currently lives and works between Europe, U.S.A and South America.