mary cinque | artist at London | Art Week
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Title: artist
Country: United Kingdom
City: London

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For me drawing and painting mean “communicate” and I need to confront with artists coming from more or less far cultures. Since I was a child I travel and live in different places and I like to live in a new place, I like to feel like a foreigner. Communication is not “Either you understand my art or you don’t”, communication is correspondence, empathy, stimulus, things that make the world go round. I think people need Art, they need to do art and to see works of art. We are living in a world obsessed by money and speed and we forgot what we really need to feel better. In my opinion we need simple things.
I inquire into the city because I believe it represents the will of human being, his way of thinking about himself and show himself to the others, it also represents the relations between people and things and relationships. Through my works I'd like to invite who look at them to complete the works by himself, with his/her intuition, his/her feelings about them. The voyages influence my work and my conception of inhabitants of the world. I believe in people and in their need to connect each other, through nets. The city is my favorite net. When I was a postgraduate student at the fine arts academy of Brera (Milan), the fate wanted me to try again with watercolour painting. But what began as a duty, soon turned into an infinite pleasure. I started searching among photographs taken by myself or my parents and friends – both recent and old ones – selecting those shots where nothing seems to happen. They are the ones I prefer, because the entire reality is nice and touching, even when it is immobile. All the more that are we observers to move, with our eyes and our imagination. In the photographs I used to inspire my work I found the traces of bodies and places that – while painting – I either let to emerge – sometimes hardly – from the blue or to be drowned into the white. They did not dominate the scenes, but their presence was all the same sensible and able to remain latent in the eye and mind memory. It is really true that fortuitousness does often play a role in working and this apply not only for artists! However often a short phase of serendipity was replaced by one of awarness and by my intentional let to emerge lights and shadows able to narrate our infinity of stories to the watchers. Evidently, chances are to be acted. That's how the Acque chiare series was born. The blue and white spaces (the latter unpainted, but all the same fundamental) alternate each other in the description of a reality that makes room for freedom of water to suggest unforseen depths and unforseeable brightnesses. I have often started from a photograph in doing my paintings, but this time it seems to me that the tecniques developed is more free and it is more prone to adapt the personality of the color, first, and of the observer eye later. As I expected such a sort of feedback, or, to be more exact, co-work of the audience in determining the final effect of my works, I was induced to gradually let the chance play its role in the revelation of the forms.
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Dimension: 100 × 70 × 4 cm