Drawing from Around Us With Laura Antonacci
Written by Danielle Irene
May 11, 2018
“In the last few years, I have only drawn and colored in black and white. It was a real obsession for me. One day for an exam, I decided to use the three primary colors. I found it extraordinary how, with three simple colors, I could do everything. Using only red, yellow, and blue colors may seem limiting, but they helped me a lot. I can’t separate them anymore.”
Visual artist Laura Antonacci, 25, is a resident of Southern Italy. Working in the mediums of illustration, photography, graphic design, and cinema, one glance at Antonacci’s work will tell you she is very particular with the colors she uses.
“My illustrations are in digital and are characterized by the use of primary colors,” said Antonacci. “In August, I opened an Instagram profile to post some of my work and I had a completely unexpected
positive feedback. So I continued to draw and experiment!”
Antonacci currently studies Scenography for cinema and television at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari. She has been studying arts since she was in high school. However, much of Antonacci’s work actually sprouted from her taking initiative in her studies herself and then seeking out additional aid from instructors.
The artist’s first language isn’t English. Language barriers can be a source of frustration for many, but there is one universal language we all understand: art.
“Today, we can communicate in a thousand different ways. Art is pure communication: it always has been and always will be. The power of art, in my opinion, is to create a universal language, a language capable of reaching anyone without distinction.
“Furthermore, art moves in the form of images on the web. Many artists use social networks to share their work and they know exactly how to take advantage of them. In fact, an artist, even the one who lives in a small city, can have a lot of visibility,” Antonacci observed. “We have full freedom in this. It is important to exploit it in my opinion.”
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