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I like to depict things in the background, too
Love to draw cups and everyday objects. Their design is sometime so clever
You can spot my signature here
I love drawing shoes
Seeing people reading books lift my spirit
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Clissold park cafe (pink)


Clissold park cafe (pink) Drawing

Mary Cinque


Drawing, oil pastel on Paper

Size: 8.2 W x 11.7 H x 0 D in

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Made this artwork on the spot, in Clissold Park, at a time when I was living nearby. There is something different in drawings I made with the person right in front of me, compared to the ones made from photographs. I always hope I captured the energy of the person and the place. There is also a different tension, because most of the time the people I portray are not aware that I am drawing them, and I like that, as I do not want them to pose for me and feel awkward. The tension comes from me fearing of being "caught" thus ruining everything. that's why I want to be very quick. The speed is also due to goal of let the energy and inspiration to flow freely, without second thoughts or time to think and erase a detail or start again. The whole point of doing a drawing on the spot is to feel something, instead of thinking something. I draw what I like, and I found this guy so fascinating, immersed in his book, with a cup of coffee by his side, allowing himself some well deserved me-time. I hope this artwork will transport you in a park in London, as well, doing what you like the most. This, like all the artworks from this series, has been sealed with fixative spray, nonetheless I advise to frame it with a glass, to protect it from dust.

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Drawing:oil pastel on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:8.2 W x 11.7 H x 0 D in

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"Mary Cinque is an Italian painter, graphic designer and blogger working and living in the Amalfi Coast. Her works – joyful, bright, colourful painting and drawings – are inspired by this place, as well as her heritage, background and travels. Mary spent her childhood between Italy and Ethiopia. Before moving back to the Amalfi Coast in 2019, she has lived in Naples and Milan, where she attended academies of fine art; and Philadelphia, New York and London where she improved her artistic skills and style. Alongside making art, she works as an illustrator and graphic designer, collaborating with selected brands, working on artistic commissions such as illustrations, labels and showroom design. Cinque’s art develops themes connected with what makes us essentially humans: our habitat – the buildings, the streets, the cities – our bodies, what we eat and how we socialise. Art, in Mary’s paintings, becomes a powerful instrument of philosophical investigation which reveals who we really are by questioning our habits, observing those characteristic traits we share as a species, often without realising it. The artist looks at human beings from a different perspective, making interesting and significant what can seem normal or banal to us in our everyday life: the buildings that populate our cities, the streets we walk, people sitting across our table at a café, strangers on the bus. In this nutshell interview by Giulia Corti, Mary Cinque explores some of the most relevant aspects of her art and reflects on how it offers an intriguing and informative perspective about the way we live as human animals. Mary, your art is colourful and vivid, it mixes human and urban subjects by making use of various techniques (oil painting; pastel drawing, markers, “digital” drawing, print-making etc.) and materials (canvasses, magazine pages, an I-pad screen). How do you choose the means with which to develop an artwork and how do the different materials and techniques influence what you want to convey, if they do? Different subjects call for different techniques. Buildings and urbanscape are always acrylic on canvas, while I prefer to depict people using a quicker, immediate approach, like the one that I can get with markers and oil pastels or digital painting. By looking at the main themes of your art, it is possible to notice what seems to be a tension. On one hand, you portrayed the stillness and artificiality of urban landscapes and buildings (e.g.

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