Born in Puglia and now living and working in scenic Malcesine, Italy (Google it, you won’t regret it), Enza Miglietta has taken a somewhat divergent path in her contemporary art practice. Italy has a rich history of groundbreaking modern art, such as early 20th century movements like Futurism, or more recent Arte Povera. And Miglietta certainly draws on this tradition while at th same time incorporating another thing that Italy is well known for: impeccable style.
Miglietta has collaborated with writers, and been influenced by the written word and often incorporates it into her visual art. She says, “Writing affects a lot in my creative process, how it impacts also the process of life in general.” The words are typically stenciled on, adding a layered quality to her collage process. She works primarily in black and white, a simplification in some ways, but a challenge in others. She finds balance between the tones and occasionally adds a pop of color as if reminding us not to pigeonhole her practice. It is minimal and yet layered with texture and personal meaning.
“I traveled a lot, and every place where I lived left in me traces of life and new situations… and I made valuable use,” she explains. “I attended just one year at the academy of fine arts, then I decided to develop my own my path of creative research.”
Miglietta has an upcoming color exhibition at Polychoros Apothikes in Larnaca, Cyprus from 22 November – 2 December, 2016. More information on the artist and her various projects can be found at enzamiglietta.it.
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