Interview: Céline Lorenzi | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Céline Lorenzi

Interviews | March 20, 2019 |

Interview: Céline LorenziImage courtesy of Céline Lorenzi

Interview: Céline Lorenzi

Luca Curci talks with Céline Lorenzi during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2019 at Misericordia Archives.

‘I never knew how to talk about painting. Does it need it? Could words really add an extra dimension to the artist’s work? I do not think so. In front of a painting, I often advocate silence, a quasi-mystical silence, a kind of communion. If I agreed to give my impressions about Céline Lorenzi’s plastic adventure, it is only because our worlds, although different in form, are close to each other. Because the material in which she struggles is the very one that I scratch, caress, flatter, destroy, rebuild, and where I lose myself, find myself, lock myself in…and end up taming. And it’s ecstasy. An ephemeral apotheosis which is questioned by doubt, with its undermining blades. Speaking of Celine’s work would be a kind of soliloquy, a whisper of confidences. Thus, this multitude of dreamlike scenes, these characters both earthly and celestial, astonished by their own existence, undoubtedly try to flee a wounded, cannibalized, shaky humanity. The profusion of colors where they hide relegates them to a plan of semi-exclusion. The lines, pure, ample or deep, executed with a sure hand, are sometimes hesitant, trembling, as if the artist’s nerves were somewhere in the hairs of the brush, make the painting of Céline, all in sensitivity, a world where it is nice to walk one’s soul.’

Interview: Céline LorenziImage courtesy of Céline Lorenzi

Luca Curci – What are you working on right now?
Cèline Lorenzi I unroll paintings, texts and sculptures from a travel diary made during a stay in northern Mexico: San Luis de Potosi Desert, towards my the final destination “El CERRO QUEMADO” sacred place of the HUICHOLES tribe REAL DE CATORCE”.

LC – What is art for you?
CL – Art is a mode of expression, a way of glimpsing the world, a disposition of the gaze and of all the senses, sensitive to the vibration of the movement. Personally, I’m moving towards primitive art. In Western painting, the vanishing point is in the painting, allowing the viewer to wander through the image. I seek to move the vanishing point in the solar plexus of the people looking at the painting, to transport them into a world where they lose foot. My work can be defined as Mexican Pop Art “Rock ‘n Roll”.

LC – Do the suggestions of people watching your work enrich you and your your Art?
CL – The reactions and comments of the spectators are essential. Although difficult to hear at times, all suggestions flow within oneself like the blood circulating in the veins and nourish the questioning and the evolution of what one wants to transcribe on the studied subject. I like to receive people in my workshop and hear their suggestions because it allows me to distance myself from what I am doing. 

Interview: Céline LorenziImage courtesy of Céline Lorenzi

LC – What is the most difficult part in creating your artwork?
CL – The most difficult part is the moment where the subject stands out and becomes more precise and I find myself facing a challenge which is to discover the capacity to unfold my imagination. It’s always an abyss of my ability to get there like a quit or double, a duel.

LC -Do you agree with our vision of Art?
CL – I think your vision of art in the form of image, videos, body performances, mixed with architecture offers a wide opening that travels the world to discover cosmopolitan artists. Venice is a lively city, breathing Art every day. It showcases the artists whith elegance and a delicate simplicity.

LC – To what extent does the artistic work you presented in our exhibition fit the theme of the event?
CL – My original work, because of its shapes, colors and style talks about travel and discovery. It was in connection with the other artists and created a sound box in the exhibition by fitting in the same process: the discovery of new horizons. It closes the loop on my origins from the Corsican Cape, whose history speaks of sailors, travelers and adventurers searching for gold and suns.

Interview: Céline LorenziImage courtesy of Céline Lorenzi

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