By: Camila Vasconez
One shall forever be acquainted with Picasso, Monet, Dali, and other recognized masterminds of history. But there’s one question that one must ask. Is there any new art worthy of our appreciation and interpretation? Leaving aside art controversies like vomiting milk with paint, or breast painting, what lies beyond? Art is hidden everywhere. Some talented artists ,however, despite their amazing work, are still unknown–one of them is Chiara Aime. She told us about her life and her art, which is based on mediums of oil and liquid paint on canvas. She prefers painting ambiguous and mournful faces (mostly female), which are sometimes violent. However, in different occasions they just convey infinite sweetness and deep emotions.
Q: Tell us a bit about your background and what art means to you.
A: I was born in 1991 in Cuneo, a small town in northern Italy. I attended art school in my town, because even as a child, I never doubted about what I wanted to do in the future. In fact, art has always been my greatest passion, it’s embodies the need that mankind has to express in various forms with his talent; a universal feeling that everyone can understand.
Q: How has art changed your life?
A: It has already shaped the way I live. In fact, every time I wake up in the morning, I always think about creating and developing something new. As an artist, I am always looking for something new, and I usually have a message that I want to transmit to others. Every figure, every graphical representation tends to transfer feelings to others. Everything we do is done with the aims to get in touch with our neighbor, whoever that may be.
- Your Silence is Complicity
Q: How long does it take you to complete a piece?
A: With regard to the realization of a work, I usually use a lot of time both in the computing phase and the implementation; it all depends also on the technique that I use.
Q: How do you get inspired?
A: As for inspiration, normally I listen to my emotions knowing that I have to catch them quickly, because they keep changing. I do a sketch immediately, or just a simple description of my “feel”. After this, I make a sketch and I try to mentally imagine what I’ve written or drawn. This process produces an introspective sort of “snapshot” of the subject’s mind, It may be confusing, but this is my starting point. In this stage, I try to find the “model” or something real that is as close as possible to my mental image. The model can be everywhere: from life or from photos. I usually use the photos that I find on the Internet, or take the pictures myself. My paintings communicate the movements of the soul.
Q: How does your environment affect your life as an artist?
A: I do not hate anything about art, but many times the life of an artist is not easy, especially if you live in a country that does not allow you to do what you most desire. In the environment where I live, it is very difficult to be an artist. Italy, despite being considered the cradle of art, does not give me the opportunity to express all my potential. Currently this is my occupation, even if I do not know what will it be of me in the future. I feel quite uncertain about my future as an artist, but I have the hope that things will improve.
Would you like to find out more about Chiara Aime? Visit her Deviant Art page, which contains several of her works. You can also visit the Facebook page she shares along with two other artists: Alessandro Infuso and Emanuele Longo. Also, if you’re interested in purchasing one of her pieces, you can simply message her, the costs may vary.
Deviant Art: http://klarem.deviantart.com/