Artist painter portraitist from Italy, I'm a creative, inspiration is my boss, I just love to be me. Portraits on commission.

Abstract

It is difficult to define paintings and divide them into categories, as different techniques and periods often overlap, so I reunited here examples of abstract works with the various techniques I use. There are artworks which I call 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. Then with 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 on the works I call 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

New ways 46x55cm Ilaria Berenice
Animal 50x70cm Ilaria Berenice
Red heart 80x100cm Ilaria Berenice
Summer feeling_70x100cm_Ilaria Berenice
Sun__llaria Berenice with background by Paolo Amoretti
Triangle in the sun_35x50cm_Ilaria Berenice
Abstract in yellow 80x100cm Ilaria Berenice
Stains_25x32cm_Berenice
Utero 20x27cm_Ilaria Berenice
Freedom is foreign to gravity_25x35cm_Ilaria Berenice
Some fitness_25x32cm_Berenice
Purple Flower 20x30cm_Ilaria Berenice
Blue landscape 20x60cm Ilaria Berenice
Fan_30x40cm_Ilaria Berenice
Magic_100x150cm_Ilaria Berenice
Nature_25x35cm_Ilaria Berenice
Abstract red_Ilaria Berenice
Swan 50x70cm - decollage and oil painting-Berenice
Temple 50x70cm decollage and oil painting Berenice
Birds and Infinite - 50x65cm - Ilaria Berenice
My origins 20x20cm Ilaria Berenice
Abstract sketching in red 40x50cm Ilaria Berenice
Flower_40cm_Ilaria Berenice
explosion-33x50cm_Ilaria Berenice
Happy_Blu_ series_3_20x30cm_Ilaria_Berenice
Butterfly wing 55x85cm_Ilaria Berenice. Sold, fine art prints available
 
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