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Animals 21x30cm by Paolo Amoretti and Ilaria Berenice

Before painting I lived for music then this passion moved into painting, what count to me is to express myself following the inspiration no matter the language or technique. And as I loved in music also playing with other musicians so in painting I have fun since year also to do paintings with other artists. The motto for this 4 hands series is  from the start: The total is greater than the sum of its parts. In fact, every artist through his expression unites opposites within, then more artists together create something that is more than the sum of their styles, it is something new, as well as children are much more than the sum of their parents. Here I present a series of works that I’ve done recently with Paolo Amoretti, partner in art and life, with whom I have already done three exhibitions, one of these The Opposites revealed on the subject of androgynous face. The order of names on the title of a work is based on who has put  more his hand on it.

Deborah portrait mixed media Ilaria berenice

Here are samples of portraits I made on demand or just because. I like drawing and painting faces and portraits, I like to explore humanity and animals in all their expressions.

Fil rouge of her work is a continuous search for understanding, analyzing and deepening also by virtue of a fundamental anthropological preparation that makes it capable of covering faces that reveal personalities sometimes painful, contorted and suffered and sometimes joyful. A wealthy sample of strange friends who reveal an unforgettable anthropological preparation. Other faces, shouts of humanity, added to those who for years has been grasping everywhere as an expression of the human soul in all its aspects to know others and through them themselves with the pleasure of investigating and discovering infinite worlds .


Wanda Castelnuovo

Commission a portrait. I make portraits with any size and format. Send me some relevant photos of the subject to portray and then the portrait will be shipped to you as soon as finished.

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Here I gathered more or less figurative works that are contextualized, that the context be real or just imagined. They are made with different techniques and in different periods.

New ways 46x55cm Ilaria Berenice

Here I gather abstract artworks from different series, different techniques and periods often overlap.  The Light and color series, where the attention is mainly on color and light, with purely pictorial instinctive technique with the use of brushes, often starting from geometric shapes, not by reason but by instinct, basic. The Collage and Painting series where I use  objects, fabrics and sand and painting of course, and the Decollage and Painting series that to me is a kind of alchemical process, in which occurs the creation and then destruction and again the reconstruction and so on, until I can find the perfect balance. When instead I use liquid colors in the Stains series, among a move and the other there this waiting for drying, as I use lot of liquid, and there’s something magic in this wait, the water in fact has memory, it records the energies and reflects them in shapes. Stains for me are the wait of the unpredictable, the beauty of the unexpected. So in general there is this random factor which has a very important role in my art, that gives concurrently excitement and patience in the wait, getting rid of any expectation.

Ilaria Berenice is an Italian artist who uses color and loose forms to express herself on paper. Her works keep their wet, fluid feel even though the paint has long been dry. Every stroke looks intentional and spontaneous all at once, and the bright colors she uses brings every shape and form to life. She studied anthropology and ethnology at the University of Siena, but didn’t begin painting until traveling through Brazil, Italy and Spain in the early 2000s.
Now, her work has has been exhibited all over Italy and featured in multiple publications including the Spanish critic Eva Minguet Camara’s 2008 book ”Ilustraciòn de vanguardia” (“Art illustration”). This past summer Ilaria had a solo exhibition at one of the biggest castles in Europe, at Castel Brando, between Venice and the Dolomites.
 Lindsey Davis

The techniques Ilaria Berenice prefers are acrylic gouache and the use of collage with pieces of fabrics, cardboard, copper wires or rhinestones, which become an integral part of the work and acquire a new and very personal value. Her painting career began in Brazil, a country that has been a source of inspiration for the artist. In most of the works you can perceive a strong positive energy and radiance, as well as a taste for the exotic. Ilaria says she learned manual creativity first learning crocheting by the elderly inhabitants of the village where she lived and, then, creating shapes and colors in compositions on pieces of cardboard or wood. A style, she says, not dictated by cultural references, but by the mere need to create and the limited availability of material. Whether animated or inanimate bodies, the search for Ilaria is that, through the symbol, the meaning of existence.
Grazia Lentini

Lion 80x100cm Ilaria Berenice

I like to explore the expressiveness that is human or animal, playing among abstract and figurative, mixing color and techniques, between instinctively games and experimentation , I let my inner self come out in any way and expression. Feel free to write me for any inquiry or commission:

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Black and white face 25 x 33cm 2017 Ilaria Berenice

In the faces I explore and express the infinite aspects that are within me through the other, the human universality that makes me a mirror.

“Why do I feel the need, yes the need to paint faces? Because I am … how can you say? … Almost hallucinated by faces, and this since always … As an unknown sign, as if there was something to see that you don’t see at first glance. Why? This face that you seek, that is behind each individual face, isn’it so general as to be abstract? The more we are ourselves, the more we become anyone … But we can’t become the other if it is not maximally ourselves, don’t you think?”
Ilaria Berenice Shamiah plays perfectly the ideal that Giacometti repeated in almost all of his interviews. Ilaria Berenice Shamiah and her pictorial graphic runs a deep understanding of all human ravines, those that are consumed in the dark passions in unsolved riddles. A going back in that time undated, where opposites coexist. As she says we are mirrors.

Paolo Amoretti