Chiara is a mind-blowing artist! At WhataWonderfulWomensWorld, we feel blessed, she agreed to reply to our interview. love her colorful and empowering paintings. When we look at her creations, we feel like she is a magician. With colors and lines, this incredible woman creates inside us magical feelings of warmth, happiness, and peace.
How would you describe yourself?
Melancholy and dreamy. I am hungry of life, I live it fully and intensely, I think it is the best and only way.
How would you describe your art?
Melancholy and dreamy! My art is a mirror of myself, my emotions, experiences, and passions.
I use mixed media, I love playing with papers, watercolours, pastels (my favourite!), uni posca, etc.
I love putting together different elements that makes my work a reflection of myself.
How would you describe your field?
Art is an infinite and evolving field, there are so many ways of expressing ourselves.
It is a hard pathway to make your space, you really need to believe in yourself and in your goals, but it worth. Every single challenge I have faced, it is worth.
What do you want to say through your art?
I want to make people dream when they look at my art, create an emotion and/or stimulate a memory.
What / Who inspires you?
I am inspired by events, people, cultures, music, moments of life, and dreams. My work is very personal, and it helps me handle my feelings and emotions.
My favourite subject are strong, curvy women, but I love to draw anything really.
Another recurring subject are Māori, I lived in New Zealand and I have felt in love with their culture and art. I am currently learning the language.
Does your work comment on your social or political issues?
I am definitely sensitive about criminal organisations and political corruption. I admire and infinitely gratitude to the people who gave their life to make my country, Italy, a better place, and I am talking about mafia’s victims. I am working on a project about them.
Lately, I made this portrait of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who reported on government corruption and allegations of money laundering. These people are my kind of heroes.
What obstacles have you faced?
Believing in myself, in my capabilities and in my art.
Sometimes I still feel like the insecure young girl I used to be, worried about every single steps I take.
What is the best advice you could give to someone entering the same industry as you?
Find your way of expressing yourself, develop your style, share your work. The world needs your beauty!
On a more pragmatic level have you been supported during your project?
Yes, my mum, she is an amazing artist. My friends support me, they are really lovely. And me! I have learned to be my own cheerleader.