Featured Artist: Novilunium Eyes
Q) Where are you from?
Hello everyone! I was born and raised in Bergamo a city that I "Odio et amo" (translation: I hate and love). It is a beautiful medieval town near Milan, Italy.
Q) How would you best describe your art style?
Starting from the assumption that drawing has always been a true "language" to me that I use to express myself to others. Over time my art has grown with me transforming into mature symbolism, sometimes concealed, researched, understandable or incomprehensible. I find that "symbolic" and "personal" are the right words to describe my style and my themes.
Q) Where do you find your inspiration when creating your art?
My inspiration comes from several factors. First of all, what enters into my emotional sphere is an inspiration, even just one object can arouse something like an image. I do a lot of research and also the work of other artists (more capable than me) inspires me to improve my illustrations.
Q) When did you know you wanted to make a career in the art world?
Probably ever since I can remember. I have done artistic studies and after many highs/lows my project Novilunium Eyes was born about two years ago.
Q) How does art impact your day to day life or your impression of the world as a whole?
My illustrations are my shelter, my home, what makes me feel good and bad when they are missing. I read the world and I transfer it to the paper, I am what I illustrate and what surrounds me.
Q) What does a day of creating artwork look like for you and how do you start your creative process?
I do not have a real creative process, but let ideas flow free. I do some sketches. In some cases I'm developing them while in others I set aside the idea to develop later.
Q) When you're not creating, what do you like to do with your time?
It's hard to stop drawing, but usually I read, go out, cook (I make good cookies). I always invent a new recipe. Lately I started to clay and I'm learning how to model jars.
Q) What artist (either current or past) do you most admire and why?
Hard to say. Having an artistic education, I've learned that there is always a cue, a detail of some artistic currents that I'm interested in, whether it's a brushstroke, an artistic revolution, an installation...I usually love the world of tattooing and I try to take inspiration from that reality.
Q) What's the best advice that's been given to you as an artist?
The best advice comes from a person who has always been alongside me, my sister who has never stopped believing in me and has always pushed me to do my best in the world of art and life. It has not always been easy, but having her in my life has made me realize that I am very lucky to have a person like her next to me. Believe in yourself and keep trying.
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