Mariella Rinaldi

Mariella Rinaldi

“Mariella Rinaldi’s colors and shapes that revolutionize and return to tell.”

She was born and still lives in Lecco.

At the age of 4 she received a book with pictures and letters to color as a gift: the passion and attraction towards color was born there. As a child, since kindergarten, while her classmates took their afternoon nap, she had fun in the company of paper and colours.

She has always been very creative and that need to make signs, to exhaust the brushes on the sheets protected her in a magical way.

Her first art education teacher was a point of reference in her initial approach to art, having then been directed towards a study path distant from art and painting in the future, she carry with her the educational baggage of her early years of artistic studies.

When she turned ten she gave her an easel, a canvas and some tubes of primary colours.

She painted a landscape on a small canvas, had it framed and she still have it.

During her adolescence she attended oil painting courses on canvas and ceramic decoration courses

And over the years she has always dedicated herself to art, painting and experimenting with various painting techniques.

In 1992 and 1993 she participated in her first painting competitions "County of Bormio International Award" obtaining awards in both years (Segantini Award)

Between 1997 and 2014 she managed a laboratory in which she dealt with artistic decorations on various materials: canvas, ceramic, blown glass, wood etc.

Finalist - Fabrizio de Andrè Award year 2023

Collective exhibition in Rome at Borgo Pio Gallery “Pop or Non Pop, This is the problem” from 4 August 2023 to 28 August 2023

Collective exhibition in L'Aquila "Contemporary - Travel Notes" from 07 to 10 September 2023.

Collective exhibition in Brera (MI) at Concept Art “Il Ritratto” from 28 October 2023 to 06 November 2023.

Award received on 03.07.2024 - FIGURATIVE ARTS Competition 2024 “ANTONELLO DA MESSINA” IX ed. PROMOTED BY THE MAGAZINE “IL CONVIVIO” Honorary diploma: Mariella Rinaldi (with the work Ultima cena)

Finalist of the LE ALI 2024 International Prize for the Visual Arts (Painting) section. The selected work LA GIOCONDA (revisitation) will be exhibited in the collective exhibition at Villa Cuturi in Marina di Massa from 22 June 2024 to 29 June 2024

Participation with 9 works at the Vigevano Art Biennale from 08 April 2024 to 31 May 2024.

She has always been in constant research of new ideas by studying, varying, experimenting and, in recent years, perfecting pop technique.

In her latest works she is inspired by famous paintings, famous people, Super Heroes, and she represents them with her style, in order to offer the public a variety of works, each with a personal touch of uniqueness and originality.

In her paintings you can always notice the color purple which derives from the cooperation of two colors that have opposite meanings: on the one hand calm and meditation, on the other energy and impulsiveness. This particularity makes purple ambivalent and mysterious and links it to the idea of intuitiveness and magic and suggests that "everything is possible" and that the future is a wonderful unknown; green the color of nature, stability, health. Green is often associated withthe idea of rebirth;

Finally, orange is a shade that symbolizes energy, action and inner peace. In her works they will not be missing: polka dots, considered in the eighties as a symbol of optimism, black and white lines philosophically, black and white have always been a symbolic organization of contradiction and, preciselybecause they are opposites, they can be sometimes reverse; last but not least, the red heart (symbol of her love for art).

Her inspiration: Frida, a strong, tenacious woman, a true fighter, an example to follow: with extreme awareness that pain can always be survived, and she thought it was necessary to shape and transform this strong evil into something wonderful. “Mariella reinterprets giving new life to the classics and more, without fear of being out of place, because her art acts as a ferryman, bringing the past into the contemporary by telling it through shapes and colours..”

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