LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
It was a long creative journey that saw Manuela Pederzolli working for many years as a makeup artist for some of the most important theaters and festivals in Europe, such as the Verona Arena and the Salzburg Festival. Tours and performances in Paris, Geneva, Lausanne, Marseille, Florence and many other cities, have allowed her to collaborate with directors, choreographers and costume designers of international caliber and touch the beating heart of an alive show.
She worked for 30 years as art director and makeup collection designer for an Italian brand, creating all the seasonal collections, videos and looks, until she decides to devote herself totally to art, unable to procrastinate beyond her need to express color outside the commercial schemes.
I was never encouraged to paint as a child, quite the opposite. I attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts very late, after studying languages and makeup, when I was already working. I have always felt the need to express color, but I thought it was too beautiful for me to dedicate myself to it body and soul as a painter, a gift for a few.
Painting is a mystical experience, feeling in unison with ancestral forces outside of me and trying to express them, identifying myself.
It is as if you were able to put on paper a piece of life, of the spirit that nourishes the world.
Often I already see the finished work, in the sense that this impulse is so strong that it materializes finished in my mind.
However, during the making, things are not quite that simple.
Just a touch of different color, a particular sign and the image takes on a different meaning that I must be willing to deepen at the cost of abandoning even the native idea.
My pictorial works are like the pages of a diary, overlapping thoughts, adventures, reflections that develop and deepen in metamorphosis with a life of its own and waiting to be ridden.
I realized that there are no "good brushstrokes and bad brushstrokes". As in life, there is no sign that can be erased.
All the signs are good and arrive on paper because they are driven by a sometimes unconscious need.
The important thing is what happens next. The signs must be understood and carried forward with courage.
The intention inherent in the gesture is more important than the perfect brush.
The good brushstroke is the one that is not seen.
When I see something, it means it's too much. Good brushstrokes fall into place like the pieces of a puzzle and, individually invisible, beautifully compose the symphony you hear.
Sometimes I would like to paint with my eyes closed, as if the sight distracts me from that inner charge that from the heart passes with impetus directly into the hands.
There is no certainty of a good result. I start my work with an intuition, an impulse that I don't know where it will end.
On the way I almost always encounter something unexpected that I have to deal with and the duel ends well only if I face it and work on it.
Better insecurity, don't take anything for granted. Everything changes, always.
1993 PREMIO SAN CARLO BORROMEO - MILANO.
1993 BORDERLINE PROJECTS – Interni d’artista, Monteciccardo - Pesaro, BY Andrea.B. del Guercio and Alessandro Pitrè.
PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE ISABELLA D’ESTE – October 2021
PREMIO VITTORIO SGARBI – October 2021
ART3f - LA ROCHE SUR FORON, HAUTE SAVOIE – October 2021
ARTE PADOVA – PADOVA ITALY– November 2021
By Febbraio 2022 I will be part of ART ANTHOLOGY IV 2022 - MADRID EDITION by GUTO AJAYU CULTURE
PREMIO VITTORIO SGARBI – 6 VOLUMES – 2021
ART NOW Sept./Oct. 2021
WHO I AM
I am a color-addicted artist. Doing art is for me a mystical experience of connection with universe
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