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"The Spence Bakery, London" is an oil pastel on paper made from a photo I took while I was living in Stoke Newington, London. This bakery is so cute and I love the warm orange of their exterior and how they resonate with the autumn leaves of the tree at the corner. When I took the photo, a do, almost the same color of some of the leaves, was standing outside the shop and the scene just seemed perfect. I love to depict this kind of scenes, where there is a mix of what you can see behind the windows and outside, and the reflections on the glass. I love to focus on details of everyday life and spot the beauty that can be seen everywhere, like the chance encounter of two people that look at each other while at the bakery. Signed with my initials on the front and full signature at the back. I hope this artwork will transport you to London, a city that I called home for a while, where everyone seems to be always in a rush but where one can still find a moment of peace and quiet to really take in all the beauty that can be spotted everywhere. Now that I live in Italy again I am going through all the photographs I took during the three years I've been living in London and made oil pastel on paper inspired by them. Making this series has been great for me as it gave me the chance to feel all the emotions I felt while I was in London, a city that I love. The artwork will be shipped in a box, this, like all the artworks from this series, has been treated with three layers of fixing spray; nonetheless I advise to promptly frame it with a glass too, to protect it from the dust. Agerola, 23 January 2023
Drawing:Oil Paper on Paper
Size:23.4 W x 16.5 H x 0 D in
Ready to Hang:No
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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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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