How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
Compenetration between fantastic, symbolic and realistict
Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.
One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
The studio is that imaginary place where thinking and ideas become an art work. So the studio can be a room in a house, but even a wood, a rocky outcrop or a field of grass.
Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.
An almost prehistoric animal that has inside the mineral world and the animal world , etymologically close to the Tartar and considered by the Hinduism as avatar of Visnu on witch a child is sitting, maybe the young Ermes, just before to kill it and put on the shell the strings to play the first music of the world .
The hippopotamus says butterflies that are flying as words. From the tidy chaos of psyche, magically , new words are born. This words belong to a new language and they take you over the borders of the traditional communication . This is not a narration, but is a changing of state to be in touch with the child that is inside and with nature's power.
A hand holds up a gnarled branch , honed by time. On it you can see a goldfinch and a turtle that is tied to a rope . In the same time a grasshopper is jumping. So the balance is unstable, like everywhere , like for the humanity, for the plants and for the animals .
Because the life is always in change and interpenetration.
Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
My best commissioned artwork was surely the one that I did for Mr. Barnes . He saw my work on the website" the commissioned"and he asked me to pain a big picture of his wife, the day of their wedding. To make that Classical style painting ( oil on canvas) I had study the famous painters as Goya, Rubens and Rembrandt . The best price for me was the happiness of the customer.
How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
To obtain a good work , I start collecting as more clues as I can about the subject I want paint: photo, images and anything that puts me in the right mood with it. I realize one or more sketches using crayons and paper just to study the colours and the composition. If the customer gives me the OK, I make my painting using graphite on the canvas, paying attention on the effect of light and shade.
Then I begin with the draft of oil colours painted with glazing technique (up to 15!). I think that the resemblance is important, but above all, the face expressions and the eyes has to give sensations and feelings. For this reason I' m not so close to the hyperrealism that often is cold and detached.
What/who inspires you?
I studied Art History and I try to visit a lot of museums and art shows. I really love Böcklin, Klinger e Klimt, from Symbolism, but even , between contemporary artists, Parisini and Solberg, for the idea of nature, Kunkle for the way to use the gold colour and Cheval For the symbolism and , last, but not least, Adonna Khare. Obviously I always follow my personal point of view.
Browse Chiara Bianco's artworks on The Commissioned.