Interview: Sofia Venturini del Greco | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Sofia Venturini del Greco

Art, Interviews | June 27, 2014 |

Sofia Venturini del GrecoImage courtesy of Sofia Venturini del Greco

Interview: Sofia Venturini del Greco

Luca Curci meets Sofia Venturini del Greco in Venice after her participation in MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires exhibition, organized by International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID group.

Sofia Venturini del Greco was born in Rome on June, 1983. She graduated at the Sapienza University of Rome and took a diploma at the Koefia fashion’s Academy. Next, she studied and also worked as a fashion and graphic designer in Madrid and Rome for five years. In 2008, she decided to entirely devote herself to photography. She has also worked as assistant for many photographers such as Jasmine Bertusi, Lorenzo Castore, Emanuele Bastoni. She makes private portraits and works as freelancer for clients in fashion, advertising, casting for kids, interiors and still life fields; at the same time she dedicate herself to the development of personal research.

Luca Curci – Your work has just been exhibited during MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires in Venice: can you talk about your personal experience in Venice with International ArtExpo?

Sofia Venturini del Greco – My experience with International ArtExpo was wonderful. A really good job was made. My work was really good presented and I was really happy from the response I have.

Sofia Venturini del GrecoImage courtesy of Sofia Venturini del Greco

L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

S. V. G – The work I’ve presented in Venice is DECOMPOSED#, a photography work. The artwork is about portraits, but not ordinary portraits: I took them painted and not painted and I really decomposed them with Photoshop. All the portraits were taken by me personally, someone was just black and white, and someone was taken with make up, with my digital camera and analogical camera. I’ve tried to give them a new power, a new appearance, almost unrecognisable to express something new and different from the simple portrait. The project is linked to the festival’s theme cause the name of the festival is MORPHOS/PIXEL OF IDENTITIES, and I think that my portraits are really decomposed; it’s a really metamorphosis of a face, of a person, with a relationship with the world around. They express a new urban identity, a new hybridization of faces and characters, they modify themselves and mix themselves all too, like the festival’s theme says, shaping a better world. I think they perfectly express the concept of the festival.

Sofia Venturini del GrecoImage courtesy of Sofia Venturini del Greco

L. C. – What are you currently working on?

S. V. G –  I’m working on a new project tied to food and drink, always in an abstract and unrecognisable way, like a painting. I’m realizing also photos of details found around the cities and digitally manipulated after they were scanned; a very colored, minimal and abstract project.

L. C. – What is art for you?

S. V. G – This is a good question. I can say that art for me is a way of seeing the world. With art, in particular with photography, I try to explain or show to other people which emotions give me everything I see with my eyes. People, objects, food, drinks everything. It’s a way to express myself, my creativity, my way of life. Sometimes I wake up in the night with an idea and I have to write it or to draw it because I’m scared that the next day I would not remember what I was thinking about. It’s like a thunder, it born in a second.

Sofia Venturini del GrecoImage courtesy of Sofia Venturini del Greco

L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo organization?

S. V. G – I think that they have a really good organization. I know that it’s not easy to organise and select so many artists in so little time. It was a really great job.

L. C.- Do you think International ArtExpo organization can represent an opportunity for artists?

S. V. G – I think that the fact that they are going around Europe it’s a really good opportunity for artists that also with just a work, can show their job in very different reality and new international art reality.

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