My activity in visual art started with collage in Brasil, to which I then added painting. In the Collage and Painting series I use over all fabrics, small objects and painting. You can read the whole story here.
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 (Tam Tam magazine)