Interview: Chelle Destefano | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Chelle Destefano

Interviews | September 26, 2016 |

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

Interview: Chelle Destefano

Luca Curci talks with Chelle Destefanois during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES of BORDERS festival in Venice on August 2016. Chelle Destefanois a  deaf artist, born in Melbourne, Australia, and living in Adelaide, South Australia. She join lot of exhibitions internationally and she is well known around the world for her artworks style and themes especially about Blue Ghosts and Wait of the World. Chelle has strong ideas and perspectives about the world that she feel need to be communicated to the world. Her public love that her wirks give them a lot to look at and ponder. Chelle is currently in Paris for her solo exhibition at Galerie Metanoia which opens 23rd September and a solo exhibition in London opening 25th October at the Australian Embassy.

 

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Luca Curci – Please tell me about your art/the artwork shown during our festival.

Chelle Destefanois – Blood Red Moon is about the world changing and its setting in the suburbs among houses shows that we are getting closer to the truth about the world and its history. The house style represents the history of design over the years and the red moon surrounding it ties in truth of change. 

L.C. – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artworks presented been created for the festival BORDERS or as a part of pre-existent works?

C.D. – They were part of a pre-existent works about the world changes, a collection I have called Wait of the World.

 

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L.C. – When you start practicing art and why?

C.D. – I started 15 years ago and because I felt it my calling to be creative and share my stories and ideas and knowledge through visual representation. It’s my way of communicating about the world and the good, bad, funny and serious.

L.C. – Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?

C.D. – I’m intrigued by old buildings, history, quirks, unusual things, stories. My inspirations come from my imagination and things I see out there that I transform into unique settings in my head, and Salvidore Dali as well is my inspiration. I also love going deep into my imagination and pulling out something that makes people laugh, cry or ponder.

 

Interview: Chelle Destefano

Image courtesy of Chelle Destefano

 

L.C. – What’s the art tip you usually receive? Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?

C.D. – Yes they do. I love hearing their responses and getting more ideas that broaden my base knowledge and strengthens my imagination. I usually get tips like paint more of that type of story to expand it into a series like the Blue Ghosts series I have been doing.

L.C. – What art themes do you pursue? What are your preferred subjects if any?

C.D. – The themes include Blue Ghosts, Space and Me series, and Wait of the World as they are the strongest messages about history and spirituality, world changes with power and corruption, and myself as the artist perspective. So many people feel strong connections to works from those collections and often buy these works.

 

Interview: Chelle Destefano

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L.C. – What do you think about It’s LIQUID Platform?

C.D. – It’s a great platform it gives us a leg up to get out in the big world all over like Rome and South America. It gives us opportunity for exposure.

L.C. – Do you think It’s LIQUID Group can represent an opportunity for artists? 

C.D. – Yes it can and it can be a good stepping stone particularly for our list of exhibitions. Avoid the Vanity Gallery representation and you will be ok. It gives grant funding bodies the idea that we can be represented well with lot of support.

 

 

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

Interview: Chelle DestefanoImage courtesy of Chelle Destefano

 

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