ALESSIA CAMOIRANO BRUGES
When I paint, I feel connected to something greater than myself. These canvases are so personal, they are a vivid representation of my inner self when I look at them, things make sense.
What I do is not a choice but a need to create always to let out parts of myself that I can no longer carry with me, whether they are healthy or unhealthy parts. Doing abstract art taught me to let things go. When I let go, I am finally free from unhealthy fear, anxiety hurt.
Emotions are fluid, they are continually moving, and despite feeling them intensely, despite the despair, they pass. I can be free, I can be whomever I want to be.
About Alessia Camoirano Bruges
Each painting is an intense emotional reaction to experiences.
I was born in Italy. My mother is Colombian. I currently live in London and graduated at the University of the Arts London. I lived in more than 10 cities and each one inspired me in a different way. My interests and my work focuses on human emotions, womanhood and identity. I want to encourage a conversation around identity and the human experience.
I employ different methods such as film, painting and writing. My art is my response to the world's current situation and increased anxiety. I am constantly researching, studying and portraying my identity. My inspiration comes from the intensity of my inner self. That way, canvas are a journey, they represent raw, intense emotional reactions to experiences with a psychedelic touch. In order to convey my message, I write and paint very fast, my work is an outburst, a need, something unique because of the nature of the method that I use. They can't be recreated or imitated.
Art is a way for me to stay present at the moment and is a medium to portray identity through trauma and chaos as well as healing and nature.
I allow my hands to follow the deepest corners of my mind and explore situations that happened to me and around me, with intensity.
The colours are not in control, even when it seems that they are while they slither down the canvas. We do not always have control, and as humans, we tend to enjoy being in control of a situation, be the masters of our faith. Creating allowed me to understand that I do not have to be constantly in control, it taught me to let go. When I let go, I am finally free from unhealthy fear, anxiety hurt. Many times I feel trapped by my emotions, society and time. Therefore I portray them as fluid chaotic rivers. I want to create a sense of peaceful confusion. I gave my paintings the name INTENSE EMOTIONAL REACTIONS because many times, my anxieties and emotions were stigmatized, mocked. Sentences such as "women are too emotional" "You should not feel like that" etc. when all I wanted was to express myself. Therefore I used the term intensity and emotional to create something meaningful for me and hopefully, for others.
I have always been interested in the power of language; therefore, I experiment with lyrics and texts.
I work towards women empowerment and mental health advocacy.