Elisabetta Pienti
Artist/
Painter

Elisabetta Pienti

Painter

Bio

Born in 1981 and raised in Milan, I realized my painting vocation late, in 2008. I studied in Milan as an interpreter before realizing that the unique universal language I wanted to express myself with, was art. Discovering myself as an artist at the age of 27 was a sort of “Revelation”, and, as a young adult, it allowed me to approach the art world in a very conscious way. The turning point happened in 2017 when I moved to New York City. The new environment and its vibes determined me as a full-time artist and from 2017. I started painting a very flourishing oil-on-canvas production (my favourite technique). I then decided to keep on exploring by taking classes at the New York School of the Arts, where I’m currently discovering new ways of making and “feeling” art. My artistic path is constantly evolving, trying to take every chance that comes along, as an opportunity to grow not only from an artistic point of view, but also as a human being.

It’s all about balance and connections. I think that trying to reach the balance is one of the main reasons why I paint and the reason why I chose to be an abstract artist. Replicating subjects didn’t fulfill the urgency to reach the balance between my true Self and the way I want me to be, between me and the world, between nature and living beings in the world. It’s not all about “me” but “me” connected to everything that is not “me”. I try to reach this connection by using vivid colors and the energy they unleash. Everything I put on the canvas is the output of a process that requires a “stay in the moment” phase. Sometimes it takes hours to start to paint, sometimes it all starts as an impulse I cannot refrain, but every time I create it is a sort of self-therapy. The “not judgmental” place I go when I paint is the source of energy through which I face the “real” world. No rules, no superstructures, just freedom of expression.The choice of the technique and tools I use (oil colors, brushes, and spatula) is also aimed to satisfy my goal. I usually use brushes to make colors blend in with a fragmented and thick amount of colors I put on the canvas with the spatula. Sometimes I feel like I’m able to reach my aim, but most of the time I don’t, and this sense of dissatisfaction makes me want to paint more and more.

Artworks