Clarissa Pettanice, aka 'Mishacla', was born in Atri in 1991. She lived surrounded by greenery and the sea, until she moved to Bologna for studies, where she graduated and currently works. From a young age, she has had a passion for art, drawing and painting. The first teachers of art education, are for her, a point of reference in her initial approach to the visual arts. They see from the very beginning a particular vision of reality on her part, which she reproduces on paper and later on canvas, in an authentic and predominant manner through the use of colours. An important feature in her canvases is the use of bright colours: they are used in an 'unusual' way, it would seem almost haphazardly, yet they are intended to convey a well-defined sense, that of wanting and being able to go out of the ordinary, of being able to escape those physical and imaginary walls that everyone places between their perception of themselves and their revelation to others. Colours are entrusted with both the task of breaking down whatever walls may be created between the work and the viewer, and of creating that much-needed emotional and liberating involvement. In her works, she likes to tell the story of faces, the encounter with the other, the emotions that arise and end in human relationships; real stories, through portraits, stories that unite us and make us reflect, such as equality, diversity and love in all its forms. The artist prefers acrylics. Acrylics make the drawings full of life. She has participated in both solo and group exhibitions, local and national . Her latest personal project: 'The Faces of Emotions' stems from a reflection that took place during the pandemic period, during which time the artist rediscovered the importance of the face as an expression of meaning and as a bearer of stories and a generator of emotions. She participated in the charity initiative "Artists For STILL I RISE". Emilia Romagna Group. She follows and coordinates painting workshops for children and young people. Finally, she launched her collection of T-shirts and shoppers "LIMONARE", inspired by a canvas she is particularly fond of, which she made years ago.She is still searching for new stimuli and her own style, which leads her to constantly experiment with new techniques and materials in her canvases.
"We are what they draw on their face"
I would like to be able to move the audience in front of my works and through the expression on their face understand a little bit about them, about their story. I would like the canvas and the audience to become pure empathy and the colours to be the frame of this show.