Interview: Andreea Moon Ciucico
Luca Curci talks with Andreea Moon Ciucico during MIXING IDENTITIES, third appointment of CANVAS ART FAIR, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in London.
Andreea Moon Ciucico is a young international and independent artist growing through out a world of continuous change. Her work sends powerful messages that contribute to awaken and inspire more people and future generations to be more compassionate towards non-verbal species, embrace all human beings as equal and respect nature. Some pieces are controversial, challenging the viewer intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Drawing, painting, and inventing has always been her passion since a very young age. Only recently Ciucico decided to board completely on her artist path, and embrace her mission on this earth. Through out her own discovery and transformation, which was the key to her success, it is fitting that her artistic journey seemed to resemble the dichotomy between light and dark reflected in her art. Ciucico is expressing herself by portraying different characters that resemble beautiful aliens or monsters, sometimes human-like, from the science-fiction world she created.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Andreea Moon Ciucico – Art is a portal to magic and mystery. A truth that heals or stirs. It’s the land of: “Anything Is Possible!“.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
AMC – Through acceptance and dedication.
LC – What is your creative process like?
AMC – My creative process starts with inspiration that leads to ideas that accumulate in time. Eventually and suddenly it all clicks like a puzzle into place and I go to the fun part where I actually make my vision come to life.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
AMC – As you can see, the theme can be interpreted in many different ways and is hard to define. At this moment in time, I’m very interested in the HUE Rotation and technology. Also how certain colours or textures react to RGB lighting. The reality in my art always revolves around something far from anything we interpret as common or real.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
AMC – I only know how it is to be an artist and that is by far the most fulfilling and rewarding experience that I can have as a human being. There are challenges when we live in a society where the meaning of an artist can be easily misinterpreted. Being an artist this days it’s not just being a sculptor or an oil painter, an artist can express creativity in so many modern ways, but that can also make people question the result. With so many new crafts and digital mediums coming out all the time, sometimes it seems difficult to meet the unordinary. Skills are important, but without being ingenious or different you won’t climb the first step on the ladder. At the end of the day what’s the point of creating something that matches with the interior design or furniture with no message or meaning? It will fade with the trend.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
AMC – I can very much relate with the concept of ‘Mixing Identities’ which embraces acceptance of diversity and explores the possibility of the new, which is very much in tune with what’s happening in the world right now.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
AMC – “Innocence” has been created in 2019 as part of the “Dark Nature” series. The frame is my first design called “Prototype 1” and contains preserved elements from nature. Preservation of moss hasn’t been a new technique on the market but unfortunately no one has been able to guarantee long lasting results. In the past three years I’ve been experimenting and studying new methods of preserving these elements with a permanent result in order to offer the best quality and also a natural and eco look, which has been successful. The prototype is interactive, operated by remote control or a phone app that any individual can access and have the pleasure of interacting with it by touch or vocal command via virtual assistance. The colour change in the lighting has special effects on the artwork which make each time different elements stand out. The best way to observe the effects is in a dark or obscure room. “Dark Nature” series shows different emotions of Mother Nature represented by different entities that we humans could become in the future if we continue to consume more and more the natural habitat in which we live to the point of extinction.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
AMC – ITSLIQUID GROUP is organising some great events around the world and competitions that give artists a great platform to expose their work and meet other great people in the industry.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
AMC – I would definitely suggest a collaboration with you. I have been received with great warmth and very much respect on the opening day by the organising team and curator and I have also been surprised of how well they have presented my art to visitors.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
AMC – I think this has been a great show, especially coming out of a long lockdown. It is exactly what I needed to feel like I’m back on track.