Luca Curci talks with MANA during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 – 8TH EDITION, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
“Each one of us gives a meaning to art… who more or less tries to make it real, there are those who do it for money, fame or just to express a thought. I’m Daniele Cesetti, aka MANA. I’ve been drawing since I was a child, without technique, without certificates and without a special education. I paint as a personal mission, it relieves stress and allows me to throw on canvas the emotions I have inside. Being an artist is a state of mind, something you have inside: it’s putting that hint of yourself in whatever we do, like music, drawings, architecture. For me art is the expression about me and of what I feel”
Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Daniele Cesetti – I’ve been drawing since I was a child and I didn’t frequent art schools, during my youth studies I always preferred duty instead of dedicating myself to art so I’m continuing the family business in the field of metal accessories but in the meantime, in 2016 I was able to create a space to start painting and give vent to my creativity.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
DC – While painting I usually need music and quiet, especially the idea of not being limited in time, I hate having to keep to schedules or anything. Lately I’ve also been able to paint in public and still not feel the pressure. Basically I do not have subjects that I prefer to others, I always give priority to my creativity, during everyday life I can be struck by a landscape or a person or a feeling that triggers an image so I always bring with me pen and paper to make real what I have in mind and then revisit it, reshape it and bring it on canvas.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
DC – When you finally complete a work the adrenaline rises and there is an incredible euphoria because you think back to the original idea, to the sketch and then you see the conclusion and observe the completed work. It seems almost like a conception, you go from the seed, from the embryo and then see the growth and birth of life.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
DC – This is my first exhibition with you, I definitely really like your idea and vision of art.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
DC – The services are very high, give us artists the opportunity to make ourselves known, to show our works in the best scenery and beautiful locations.