Interview: Patrizia Berti
Luca Curci talks with Patrizia Berti during the 17th Edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
I am Patrizia Berti and I live and create in my studio which is also home, in the middle of the Maremma’s countryside, close to the sea where I grew up. Through my art, I not only give voice to the beauty, but mainly to injustices, that cause pain, fear, and anguish in the human being. Every line, sign put on paper, canvas, wherever, it is like a private confession breaking free, representing everything unconscious and external. Taking shape – draws, sketches, and paints… just poured out. Through this language, I have tried to deeper understand the awareness, watching, reflecting, and searching for truth, for freedom. The fantasy, the imaginary, that infinite thread starch capturing unique emotions, that through the research of new expressions take shape new ideas, landing to the jewellery realm. A piece of art to be worn that becomes part of you. Myself and my artworks are living outside any programmed scheme.
Luca Curci – Which subject are you working on?
Patrizia Berti – I’m working on more ideas. Within me, there is constant creative turmoil. Currently, I’m working on a piece regarding hidden truth.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
PB – I have been experimenting with various techniques and artistic forms as a self-taught artist. Following my intuition, I have been striving to comprehend consciousness by observing, contemplating, and researching truth and freedom, which are a journey connecting my conscious and unconscious.
LC – Among the several techniques you use, which one do you prefer to practice and which of them are most compelling for you?
PB – When it comes to creativity, I don’t have a particular technique that I favour. I believe that creativity is about being free to express oneself, and each piece of art has its unique strength and language. Additionally, since I use various forms of expression aside from painting, it’s even harder to pinpoint a specific technique that I favour.
LC – What do you think about art on social media? Are they turning into the new showcases of contemporary art?
PB – It is said that “Nothing is as it appears” and it is necessary to look beyond the surface to uncover the truth. However, social media is an effective tool for sharing one’s art, and ideas and connecting with others. It provides an easy means for people to make themselves known and discover others. Additionally, social media is a platform for discussion, idea exchange and interaction. Despite these benefits, social media also poses a risk of intellectual property theft. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of this risk and ensure that proper measures are taken to protect one’s work.
LC – What issues do you intend to deal with in the future?
PB – I will work on beauty, light, and high vibrations. I strongly believe that there is a great need for it, as light is intangible yet shapes our world.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
PB – The concept is a current topic and can be truly inspiring, however, my painting was made before the design of the exhibition concept.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this event? How is it connected to the theme of the entire exhibition?
PB – The painting portrays a sense of pain and human suffering that should not be normalized. I am referring to the basic human rights that are sometimes ignored or silenced because inconvenient, uncomfortable, or uncomfortable. We live in a world where human suffering is constantly speculated upon, without finding any correlation in terms of solutions, so we become increasingly isolated, and these pains become mine. This painting, ‘The Scream’, depicts the collapse of humanity itself.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
PB – Sure, can be a great opportunity to make yourself known since ITSLIQUID is a well-known company around Europe.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
PB – Yes, I have truly enjoyed being part of the ITSLIQUID community for this exciting experience. I had the opportunity to confront myself with other artists and art lovers. Moreover, it has been a pleasure to cooperate with such professionals.