Interview: Tina Smeraldi
Luca Curci talks with Tina Smeraldi during CONTEMPORARY VENICE – 12TH EDITION held at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Born in 1992 and living in Sicily until obtaining her high school diploma, Valentina moved to Rome to continue her musical studies. In the following years, her nomadic spirit will lead her to travel around the world, discovering a passion for photography and cultural anthropology, which will be her companions on the journey for a long time.
Luca Curci – Which subject are you working on?
Tina Smeraldi – I am currently working on photographic projects on socio-cultural and environmental issues. I love making portraits set outdoors and conceptual sometimes. I prefer the use of ambient light. I also try to tell the loneliness of the body and the environment that inhabit it; the continuous search for the home, the roots, through the images of nature.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
TS – My interest in photography was fueled by my travels and fascination with cultures that are not my own.
LC – What are the three hashtags essential to define your poetics that you could not give up?
TS – I am a person who thinks a lot before taking pictures. I like to see the shot first in my mind. Before working on an idea, I spend a lot of time reading and documenting.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
TS – I find my inspiration in the eyes of people, in the words of books, but above all I find it by the sea, For me the sea is Home.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
TS – The hardest part is making what I imagined in my mind a reality. Finding the light and following it is the most challenging task.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
TS – I chose to participate in the exhibition because the theme was in my mind. While we inhabit a space, we are also inhabited by it.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
TS – It’s a great opportunity to exhibit my works with ITSLIQUID GROUP.