Instagram: @elisatalentino
Website: www.elisatalentino.it

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I was born in Ivrea, a town in the north of Italy. I grew up in a countryside place and then I moved to Turin, where I studied at the Fine Art Academy.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I like to build simple, graphic and decorative images, telling as much as possible with the least number of signs.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I love all the etching techniques, I work especially with monotype and screen printing.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Illustration is the major part of my work; painting is my first love and analogical techniques I use to illustrate allow me to satisfy this passion.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I like to be inspired by the color of the nature, especially the bird ones, which are absolutely perfect, as often happens in nature. The environment is a big color chart if you can see it: it does the color proofs for you.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

I couldn’t imagine my life without creating something, it’s a way to bear the reality painting it with beautiful shapes.

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7. Where did you study?

I studied Fine Arts for two years in Turin, one in Spain and one in Portugal.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I hope in various places, I never visited Asia, for example.

9. What about in ten?

Maybe living in a country place in a big home-studio.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope my work would bring people serenity and an immersion in beauty.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Gnocchi, and all the fresh vegetables

12. Favourite book?

The savage detectives, Roberto Bolaño

13. Favourite genre of music?

There isn’t one in particular, I love indie folk, indie rock, popular/traditional Latin American music, classic, electronic, and more.

14. What are your hobbies?

I love to study the plants and the birds, I practice aerial silk and ashtanga yoga, I like the cinema and reading.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I would have liked to study architecture or herbal medicine.

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