Hi! I’m Simona.
I’m a freelance visual artist.
I am strongly obsessed by my passions: draw, poetry, travels.
I believe in the power of intuition in making choices.
I spend my time creating a visual imaginary that is conceptual and metaphoric.
I’m looking for powerful colors to communicate effectively.
I’m available for new commissions and licensing existing images.
If you want to get in touch with me, feel free to write at:
I love to draw and travel. As a result, I pursue avenues which allow me to do both: work and explore new countries.
I lived in Turkey, Netherlands and Spain. At the moment I’m based in my country, Italy, working as freelancer.
I obtained bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and Masters degree in Visual and Multimedia Communication Design at Sapienza, University of Rome, and Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques at Eina, university of Barcelona. I was awarded a scholarship at Istanbul Technical University, and apprenticed in a video animation studio in Utrecht, after which I interned in a graphic design studio in Barcelona. I attended Mimaster in Milan. After I worked for a communication agency in Salerno and for a fashion company in my hometown.
EXPOS & AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
2018/publication/ Annual AI Autori di Immagini/ Italy
2018/group expo/Flic/Museo del disseni/Barcelona/Spain
2017/publication/Ex Libris – Ex Libertas/XII International Ex Libris Competition/Russia
2017/group expo/Greenpeace + Sinestesia, “DesArtic”/CC Sagrada Familia/Barcelona/Spain
2017/group expo/Art of Reggae Exhibibtion/Sangster International Airport/Montego Bay/Jamaica
2017/group expo/Freestyless Roots/ Spanish Court Hotel/Kingston/Jamaica
2017/solo expo/Neologismos/Cincomonos Espai d’Art/Barcelona/Spain
2017/group expo/Bordafest/Baluardo San Martino/Lucca/Italy
2017/group expo/Cheap festival/Bologna/Italy
2017/group expo/Cotonfioc/Ex Mercato corso Sardegna/Genova/Italy
2017/group expo/Ca.Co./Ex Caserma Liberata/Bari/Italy
2017/group expo/Ratatà/Mercato delle erbe/Macerata/Italy
2016/3rd prize/International Reggae Poster Contest/ Reggae Hall of Fame/Liverpool/UK
2016/group expo/Dress your wall/Miscelanea Gallery/Barcelona/Spain
2016/group expo/III Premi d’Illustraciò Letra Petita/Biblioteca Clarà/Barcelona/Spain
2016/group expo/Backstage PASS/Espai Barra de Ferro/Barcelona/Spain
2016/group expo/Stripart XXI/CC Guinardò/Barcelona/Spain
2015/group expo/Animafest/Museum of Contemporary Art/Zagreb/Croatia
2014/vj project/Famous after death/Van Gogh Museum/Amsterdam/Netherlands
… AND MORE
I love to draw since ever.
Over time I learned to make poetry of my thoughts.
I am inspired by friendly people, stories, travel, colors.
I contemplate the moon at each stage.
I compare myself with a flame.
I like old objects, the smell of basil, the continuous noises.
I am lunatic, sensitive, sky blue.
Creating is a means that allows me to disconnect from the conscious, from the visible and fuse life with the sublime of the most intimate and pure sensations. A means that allows me to get in touch with the world of communication, to catch other souls in a dream atmosphere without time or space. It means experiencing at first the sensible world, but transferred to a level invaded by magic. The elements represented are chained and mixed in an emotional fabric, release energy and diverge from one individual to another.
Creating is also a sophisticated awareness, it is building, it is decision, it is choice. Each aspect is weighted according to the composition, each virtuosity is prone to the rules, each color counts something, sometimes screaming to express itself in the best way.
I look, I feel, I draw. Eyes, brain, heart, hand: everything belongs to the same body machine and everything moves together. I listen in each direction, from the weaker wind to the highest wave.
I have visions to transpose the ordinary into something extraordinary. With the vision it is possible to learn to live in a new soul and new body: it means looking at the essence of being, of living.
My artistic references are the surreal world, where everything is resolved in an imaginary sometimes absurd, sometimes decadent, sometimes emotional, sometimes esoteric, sometimes conceptual and metaphoric.
Hieronymus Bosch. Remedios Varo. Dalì. Renè Magritte. Marc Chagall. Aleksandra Waliszewska.