by Romina Bandini
The work refers to the problem of living in the past and reflecting on it. The main character, illuminated by a fireplace, looks at the fire with absent eyes. You can see that he revolves around his memories with regret. The hands placed on his head are, moreover, a symbol of obsession and regret. Next to it, you can see shapeless figures whose existence is indistinct, blurry in memory. Their ghostly form has lost its primacy, but they are still present in the memory of the protagonist. Their strong influence on him allowed them to materialize as shadows standing next to him and judging him almost all the time.
Thanks to the unusual concept and many nuances that can be discovered, the work becomes one of those that we look over and over again for a long time. The contrast of the warm heat of the fireplace and the terrible shadows perfectly highlights what is going on in the main character’s head – the feeling of being haunted by memories and an attempt to escape to safety.
illustrator / concept artist
Born in a rural coastal town in Tuscany, Italy. She has always been interested in creating stories and art since she was a kid. One of the main characters that she still draws today, is in fact, a figure built during elementary school and refined over the years.
After graduating from highschool she decided to move to Florence where she studied Animation for two years. Realizing that she wanted to continue her career as an Illustrator she took a master degree in Digital Illustration and Concept Art. Today, she is still learning through online courses and also implementing 3D elements on her arworks.
She works as a freelance concept artist focused on entertainment, especially video games, and teaches illustration and concept art at the same time. Recently, she has also been selling her own illustrations as unique works, both as traditional painting and as NFT.
Artist has a strong interest in both graphic design and traditional painting techniques, which defined the style she owns today. Her personal artworks are mostly inspired by the consequences and causes regarding struggles with mental health. The emotions of the characters involved is her main focus when thinking about art. Her unique style and choice of colors, which is extremely important in her works, masterfully show the emotional states of the figures of her illustrations.
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