LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Federica Nardi is writing this biography in third peson to give the impression that she is a serious and intelligent artist.
Instead she is a silly person who decided to leave everything she had only 3 years ago to follow her dreams.
Her dream was to be just who she was. Which is pretty awesome, at least from her perspective.
So I attended some schools of art, illustration etc. But mostly I learned that an autistic little bitch like me is able to process her emotions better with art than with words.
So here we are. I paint because I NEED IT.
I could also die young(ish), I mean I've been dealing with cancer for the last 15 years of my life, why should I give a shit about anything that is not bringing joy to me, the people I love and maybe to someone that can like my work and enjoy it?
I work as an illustrator and a classical artist, but what I really love is to take a canvas or a piece of paper and begin to throw stuff in it leashing out everything I am not able to put out with words. When I finally feel empty I begin to see stuff on my messy canvas and i just follow it. Usyally, what cames out is the representation of what I was feeling but I didn't know how to express.
I'm very interested in the concept of mental illness. Not in any morbid ways. I have had, and still have, problems with it.
But there is a dignity in it, a sparkle on something that I don't know how to describe, that I'm try to show through my art. Sometimes it can look creepy, or weird, but it's always the expression of that sparkle of little truth that, for what my limited experience on this world is, oftentimes only people who are seen as crazy or eccentric or mentally ill are able to guess.
I live it as a gift, maybe one of those you don't like, like socks for Christmas, but then you discover that they were you needed or that you are somehow who you are because of them.
DIGNITY for the mental illness. No pity, no commiseration. I want to be a craziness ambassador. With happiness and a smile on my face.
I won an art contest in the usa, got a special mention in one in rome, bla bla bla, but what it's really important is that I want to find crazy people who also love art and are happy of it. I have already met some amazing artists who do the most gorgerous stuff, like houses made out of bottles in their yard in North Carolina or use taxidermy to transform rats in pencilcases with a sharpener in their butthole.
If you are like this, if you like, as I do, to enter into abandoned mental asylums just to take pictures, live the experience or do anything that is not the same boring conventional stuff that I was living 3 years ago, hey reach out, let's create a silly, stunning, unrecognized but fun and important artistic movement together.
Or just reach out to tell me your story
If you take yourself too seriously and you are all about success, or other uniportant stuff in life, the universe and everything else, like a rocketing career, money, meeting the "right people", I guess we have not much in common and you won't really like me. So good life, move on.
Life is short babies, let's enjoy it.
WHO I AM
Who I am?? It's in my BYOGRAPHY!!! read it!
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