Chiara Stucchi is an Italian artist and graphic designer. She was born and raised in a little city in the North of Italy and she dedicated herself to draw and dye projects since she was a child. Over the years, she pursued her passion and studied art and graphic design at high school. After that, she got a degree in New Art Technologies at the Academy of Fine Arts “G.Carrara” of Bergamo and started to work as a junior graphic designer at a digital branding agency. Chiara loves traveling, visiting exhibitions and museums, reading and walking into the nature. During her free time she also likes experimenting with new creative techniques and personal artistic projects. Creativity and an open mind are conceived in her works as the keys to explore, understand, communicate and experience the world.
According to Chiara, Perversion is in the eye of the beholder refers to the famous proverb about beauty but adapts it to another aspects of human being. In fact, the main concept behind it is that perversion, as beauty, is subjective and may be about a lot of different things depending on the person. It is possible to say that “it exists merely in the mind which contemplates things” (as David Hume states about beauty) exactly as in the art, the contemplative medium par excellence. The three recurring elements in the photomontages are water, statues and orchids and each of them has a different meaning: the water represents the perversion and its energy, conceived as a inner unconscious flow, made of different desires, fears and memories that vary from person to person; the statue stands for the “classic and normal standards” behind which every person tries to keep his oddities and perversions everyday. Last but not least, the orchids are integrate in the artworks with a subversive meaning and as a visual elements which interact with the spectator. In fact, orchids try to censure parts of the statues' bodies but, by doing so, paradoxically draws the attention exactly on those parts, activating perverse mechanisms in the person who is watching. That is because, as Chiara states, “when we are denied to see something, our will and curiosity push us against the imposed “rules” and we crave to discover more about what we can't see”.