Barbara Pastorino was born in Varallo, an artistic town near the Italian Alps, but now lives and works in Milan and has travelled extensively. This is also one of the basis for her work.
She tells about her art: My art represents the beginning of a trip where I have been or would like to go. I don't know what I will find en route and by how much my painting will be modified along the path.
Perhaps at the end of the road I will have found something new from my subconscious or I will be deeply changed.
When I paint I feel extraordinarily free and with a deeper knowledge of myself. My paintings represent a personal diary with which I can open myself freely. Painting is healing for me.
I feel the physical need to be totally absorbed in the creative process, in the midst of my colours, surrounded by the paintings I love.
All'inizio dipingevo con i colori ad olio; ora uso gli acrilici, gli smalti, i pigmenti, di solito su tela, più raramente su carta. Utilizzo pennelli, spatole, spray, il dripping.
Apprezzo anche la raffinata tecnica antica dell'incisione.
Adoro viaggiare, e la fonte di ispirazione sono spesso le fotografie di viaggio scattate da me, paesaggi naturali o metropolitani. Talvolta invece rincorro immagini create dalla mia fantasia.
Amo sperimentare creando texture e ricercando un'armonia tra forme e colori.
I used to paint with oils; now I use acrylics, enamels, pigments; usually on Italian stretched canvases, more rarely, on paper. I use brushes, knives, spray bottles, or I drip the colors. I appreciate also the wonderful technique of engraving.
My source of inspiration are often pictures that I've taken in my trips: natural or architectural landscapes; or images that I create in my fantasy.
I love to experiment creating textures and to see the harmony that springs from shapes and colors.
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) – Pittura e arti visive – Milano
Università Bocconi – Milano – Laurea in Economia
Liceo Classico – Varallo
Performance Suonocolore nell’Aprile 2017, a Milano, insieme al musicista Gabriele Nirvesh Negri.
Improvvisazione di musica e arte con una pittrice e un contrabbassista, sulla base delle interconnessioni tra musica e colori.
Video e immagini sono visibili alla pagina Facebook:
Νόστος, Nostos, il ritorno a Itaca, a cura di Galleria Maiocchi15 - Maggio 2022
Escape Route, a cura di Galleria Maiocchi15 - Baobar Milano - Giugno 2020
Paesaggi dell’inconscio – Le Biciclette, Ristorante & Art Bar, Milano -
Mostra personale – Giugno 2008, Zen Sushi Art Restaurant, Milano
NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) - Department of painting and visual art - Milan
Bocconi University – Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business - Milan
High School (specializing in classical studies)
Suonocolore performance in April 2017, Milan, together with the musician Gabriele Nirvesh Negri.
Music and art improvisation with a painter and a double bass player, on the basis of the interconnections between music and colours.
Video and pictures are visible at:
Galleria Maiocchi15 - Milan
Copelouzos Family Art Museum - Athens
Νόστος, Nostos, il ritorno a Itaca, curated by Galleria Maiocchi15 - May 2022
Escape Route, curated by Galleria Maiocchi15 - Baobar Milano - June 2020
Paesaggi dell’inconscio – Le Biciclette Art Bar + Ristorante, Milan - October 2010
Solo Exhibition – Zen Sushi Art Restaurant, Milan - June 2008
Fuorisalone Milano - Curated by Galleria Maiocchi15, Milano - September 2021
SyArt Festival Sorrento, curated by Galleria SyArt - Sorrento - July 2021
International Online Art Collective - Nature - April 2021
Borderline - Contemporary Art Festival - Varallo - September 2020
/pə(r)ˈtɪkjʊlə(r)/ Particular - ArtKaroo Arthouse - Oudtshoorn, South Africa - June 2020
International Online Art Collective - April 2020
Opere su carta - Circuiti Dinamici Group, Milano - January 2018
Lablù exhibition, in the spaziod art gallery, with the artistic group Lablù, Lecco - May 2017
Lablù exhibition, , in the spaziod art gallery (Cortile delle Botti), with the artistic group Lablù, Lecco - April 2017
Ridefinire il gioiello, Spazio Seicentro, Via Savona, 99, Milan - March 2017
The Coffee Art Project, Group exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - March 2017
I luoghi del silenzio, with the Circuiti Dinamici artistic group in Milan - November 2016
Oltre, with the Wikiarte Gallery in Bologna -
Dialogo con la terra, at Fondazione Bracco, curated by Mostrami, Milan - July 2015
Artshot festival, Centro culturale S.Agostino, Crema, sponsorized by the Town Hall and the Cultural Department of Crema -
Il Segno, International contest of contemporary art curated by galleria Zamenhof – Palazzo della Racchetta, Ferrara, sponsorized by the Town Hall of Ferrara - July 2014
Biennale d’arte di Asolo, International contest of contemporary art curated by Itaca Investmenti d’Arte, sponsorized by Museo Asolo, Provincia di Treviso, Regione Veneto - May 2014
The Why of Art, ADA Stecca3.0, organized by the association Estroverso, Milan - March 2014
The Coffee Art Project, Group exhibition in Timberyard, London -
The Coffee Art Project, Group exhibition in Arcamfactory, Milan - October 2014
Pittura e scultura due scuole in mostra, La Villa, Vedriano di Canossa (RE), sponsorized by the Town Hall of Vedriano - May 2012
Emergency Art Auction, Group exhibition and auction, organized by Emergency UK in Unit 24, London -
Rassegna d’arte contemporanea, Group exhibition in Palazzo Tornielli, sponsorized by the Town Hall of Ameno - July 2003
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