An Interview with Ella Marciello.
Who and from where are you?
I live and work in Turin, Italy, for the moment and I don't really like labels. I am a copywriter, a curious person, an artist and a mother.
How you got into this and What is your driving force?
I was born during a fall night, in 1980. I completed my advanced scientific studies and when I was ready to choose for myself, I enrolled at the University of Liberal Arts in Turin. I find a balance between my love of art and writing combining the two with the concept of space: the boundaries of a page or a canvas. To overcome those limits, during my artistic career I have explored different techniques and have eventually found my own artistic dimension halfway between informalism, abstract expressionism and matter painting. What isn’t (or not yet) expressible by words acquires the intrinsic connotation of art as seen in my eyes: deprived of any formal sense it encompasses every meaning in the artistic gesture, in the creative act itself. I draw inspiration from multiple and various influences: from the relationship between emotions and shades of colour to considering the body as a space and an instrument of art, from self-examination to the abstract visions of memories or human interactions. During the years I took part in several solo and group exhibitions and I have been joining AUT (Artisti Uniti Torinesi) an artistic association which gathers painters and illustrators since 2013. Mygoal is to reveal the hidden beauty of the unconscious.
What kind of work you do and why?
I’ve always felt the need to communicate. I have never been concerned about how I could manage to do it but I knew I had to. Art is a need, an intrinsic necessity. I mostly do mixed media abstract works because I think there are so varied and wide worlds that form just becomes a limit.
I’m not interested in form. I’m interested in content, in matter, in emotions. My works are based on the emotions I feel while I paint, on memories, on human connections and interactions.
What I am, what I feel during my creative process is the real artistic act. What we see on the canvas is a simulacrum, it’s the shell of something that has got lost and that leaves this trace as evidence. It is not describable by words and expressible in no other ways but this one. What I try to do is to touch, to move something inside the viewer, without giving precise directions, through contrasts, colours and different media: my purpose is to make that moment of introspection come to light, the moment in which the public is intimately connected with my works of art.
Most of my paintings reflect general human states: they are linked to self- examination and catharsis, to the acknowledgement of the human condition and to the awareness of the process of time.
"I’ve always felt the need to communicate. I have never been concerned about how I could manage to do it but I knew I had to. Art is a need, an intrinsic necessity. I mostly do mixed media abstract works because I think there are so varied and wide worlds that form just becomes a limit. Abstract art is my idea of bearing reality."
For more of Ella Marciello Check this link of her Instagram account:- https://www.instagram.com/ellaemme/ or her website http://www.ellamarciello.com or FB:- https://www.facebook.com/EllaMarcielloArt/
All Images are copyright by: Ella Marciello