Andrea Ravo Mattoni was born into a family of artists in Varese, Italy in 1981. His father Carlo was an artist of conceptual and performance art, illustrator and graphic designer.
His uncle Alberto known more by the name of Matal was an illustrator and creator of the character Lillibeth, his grandfather Giovanni Italo was a painter and illustrator of the figurines of Liebig and Lavazza.
In 1995 Ravo began painting with cans, founded the Crew HBM together with Vine,
and subsequently he also began collaborations with Seacreative, Refreshink, Vine, Bags,
After graduating as an electronics technician he enrolled him self at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milan) focusing on painting.
In 2003 he founded the factory in Milan the BAG, a collective of artists based in Bovisa,
In 2008 he left the collective and began working as an assistant to Manuela Gandini, in the galleria Artandgallery.
In 2010 he started working with Art gallery Silbernagl Undergallery based in
in 2013 he began a series of works on paper, which led him to develop the project "True Nobles"
In 2016 while continuing his works on paper Ravo also made way for a series of large walls painted with spray can.
With the goal of saving the classicism in contemporary art he pained in Varese his first wall of the series “La cattura di cristo” by Caravaggio
The second of the series was painted in Malpensa in 2016 this is where he met two entrepreneurs that will commission him more walls of this same series all around Italy.