15 March 2022

I don’t think I can define the moment when this passion was born, I think I find it every day in everything I see and do.

BAO: What is your art? What do you want to communicate and convey?

BIANCA: My art is nothing more than my way of seeing the world.
I find it hard to really believe in it, but I can’t help it.

I’ve never given much thought to what I wanted to say, but to what I wanted to show.
I believe that mine is basically a work of synthesis, from a complete image I take away and take away until the essential remains, which is what I have left, what I carry inside me. I often realise that what comes out is much more than I thought I wanted to say, as if the act of creating taught me something about myself and my way of seeing things.

BAO: How does your creative process come about, what inspires you?

BIANCA: My creative process is triggered by moments of tension. When I’m overwhelmed, I start drawing, often not too convinced, and it’s immediately as if I’m freeing myself of a weight. The works I care about most were born after moments of impasse, of fatigue, even a bit of sadness, but they have given me so much.

BAO: Tell us about episodes in the past related to your passion and your art.

BIANCA: I have always had a creative nature and since I was a child I was encouraged to explore it. My mother is a restorer, an art lover, and she brought me up with frescoes and Romanesque churches. Not that I thanked her at the time, but in the retrospective she taught me a lot. I carry within me many small episodes that have changed my vision of things; my mother’s restorations, her studio saturated with turpentine, a copy of Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ hanging in the bathroom, the works of Matisse, the German Expressionism exhibition in Genoa, my grandmother’s painting in the corridor, the tricks for drawing flowers well in primary school, the 2B pencil sharpened with a box cutter, the Munch museum in Norway, the Rousseau exhibition in Venice, the engraving workshops at the Accademia.

I don’t think I can define the moment when this passion was born, I think I find it every day in everything I see and do, and it certainly has its roots in a house full of little things that have taught me to observe.

BAO: What are the difficulties you face today in making your art known? What would you need?

BIANCA: The first difficulty I encounter in making my work known is definitely myself, after which we can also say that we live in a very competitive world. The world of social media, unfortunately or fortunately, gives visibility to thousands of pieces of content and very often it is difficult to stand out. It would be nice if we could create a more solid network, where the exchange of ideas and work is not just based on the number of followers but on the desire to share different points of view.

BAO: How do you think authenticity relates to artistic creation? How do you experience it in your creative process?

BIANCA: As far as I’m concerned, I believe that authenticity should be at the heart of artistic creation, the search for one’s own style, one’s own vision, is the only way to have a strong voice and be able to really express something. Speaking of my own work, I don’t think I have reached that point, I probably never will. I think it’s a continuous search that driving force of one’s own authenticity.