Effimera 4 (Ephemera 4)

Cetti Tumminia

Year:

2018

Media:

Mixed Media (graphite, putty, black and white colored pencils, PanPastel colors) / Paper on Mdf

Size (cm):

25 x 25 x 1,4

Roma 2019

Other works

Effimera (Ephemera)

Cetti Tumminia

Year:

2018

Media:

Mixed Media (graphite, putty, black and white colored pencils, manual incision, PanPastel colors) / Paper on Mdf

Size (cm):

25 x 50 x 1,4

Roma 2019

Dissolvenze (Fades)

Cetti Tumminia

Year:

2018

Media:

Mixed Media (graphite, putty, black and white colored pencils, acrylic colors) / Paper on Mdf

Size (cm):

30 x 90 x 1,9

Roma 2019

Biography

Born in Sassuolo (Modena) in 1977, obtains a Diploma di Maestro d'Arte and a Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography. Has always had an interest for the world of arts, her visual artist journey became professional in relatively recent years. Since 2013 begins her artistic research in the context of drawing and hyper realistic painting choosing graphite as favorite technique and experimenting at the same time on different mediums with a variety of painting means.
Since 2015 partakes in several collective exhibitions organized by both private galleries and public institutions, earning national and international acknowledgement.

Project

Can the intimate world, that of our obsessions and our desires, manifest into the visible world? My artistic research, through ephemeral and delicate portraits of female figures with a fleeting gaze and impervious soul, spawns from this question.
These women are frozen in "non-places" that tickle our fancy, faces of ideal beauty that crave for a desire of discovery and revelation.
Through a rigorous technique, from the study of chiaroscuro and meticulous strokes, I draw in the effort of returning that shining intimacy, often smothered or hidden, that we have inside of us. The naked skin is clear and conspicuous as much as what is kept in the shadows, sometimes erased with solid matter or simply remaining out of sight.
We examine these portraits and we are examined back, spotting that moment of evolution and change where pain and rebirth chase each other finding a perfect balance between frailty and strength, fear and awareness, light and shadow.

The project I present for Artrooms Roma is a utter, oneiric dive in a world of secret and revealed gaze.
With the help of layers of lightweight and translucent cloth I will coat the elements in the room, projecting on the beholder a twin feeling of observer and observed. The space will become an enigmatic, neutral and unfamiliar place where multiple female beings live in a suspended state.
They watch over the visitors without judging, with the softness akin to the sphere of memories.
To make this "non-place" even more imaginary and ephemeral I will use as well various natural elements that will resonate with the presented artworks.
The space, both container of the works and of the intimate feelings they convey, will appear as a place that is thin and strong, building a solid connection and an intense dialogue with the visitors, whispering "close your eyes and look, watch the world as if in a dream and let it watch you back."

Cetti Tumminia

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