Manuela Ghidini was born in Brescia in 1997. She paints... simply... and every time a paint-ing takes shape, it is as if it were giving one to her. Her work stems from hidden, rediscov-ered or, why not, momentary emotions. The initial idea almost never corresponds to the finished work, because the days are different, they are unexpected... they are surprising. Her dominant colour is red: passion, courage, sacrifice and love... essential elements to live life to the full. She uses different materials, from putty and putty knife to a fine brush, because art can be as much in something simple and crude as in something sophisticated. Art is emotions and emotions are just us. She believes that art, in all its forms, is simply an expression of who we are. Abstract art allows her to represent something that does not exist in the concrete: it goes beyond the representation of a tree or a landscape. It allows her to make something that can be appreciated simply because of the impact of the col-our, the material or the shapes used to create it... She loves to use everyday objects, to make people understand that life is always a question of points of view. Each of her paint-ings comes from what she has inside. Something that has been influenced by what she has seen or heard. Every single work of her is the fruit of my emotions. Her nickname 'Idea77' originates from a song, one of her favourites, and she would like her works to be a bit like it: a link between her and the viewer of what she has created... something that allows the viewer of her work to make my emotions his own, the same emotions that helped me realise her idea...She has always adored Lucio Fontana, because thanks to his idea he was able to go beyond the canvas: he made it possible to see paintings in direct relationship with real space and light, and she loves Pollock, because like him, she sup-ports the canvas on the floor, also she needs the resistance of a hard surface and on the floor she is more at ease: she feels an integral part of the painting, in this way she can walk around it, work from the four sides and feel herself in the canvas. She didn’t have an art education, because although drawing has been her break from the world since she was a child, only now, at 47, she has realised what she wants to do when she grows up: paint... to move people.
"I believe that art, in all its forms, is simply an expression of who we are. Each of my paintings comes from what I have inside. Something that has been influenced by what I have seen, heard, or felt. Every single one of my works is the fruit of my emotions: something that allows those who look at my work to make my emotions their own, the same emotions that helped me realise my idea... I always say: 'I paint... to move people; that is what it is all about... simply'. MADS ART GALLERY has given me the opportunity to feel free to show my deepest impulses, to ex-plore the intimacy that characterises my creation. On this occasion, I am presenting three works, each one connected to the other by the perception, consideration, and elaboration of that something deep: pain, the synonym for 'suffering'. I was able to translate what I felt, what I ex-perience and what I processed and transformed, giving life to containers of emotions. Sharing my deepest inner drives through my creations will allow you to taste my essence of art."