The Heroine’s Journey of Gabriella Stigliano

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The freedom to invent something that makes my soul feel good
What is my idea of perfect happiness? I think perfect happiness is to feel that you have achieved something or a desired person.
What is my greatest fear? I have so many fears but maybe I’m afraid to loose things that are important for me, like persons, sensations and my works.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I hate the fact of being anxious and impatient, even slightly touchy.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? In my profession there is not at the moment a person that I admire more than another one. Until some years ago I admired Lucian Freud, now I don’t know.
What is my greatest extravagance? Without a doubt is to have a great imagination and yes, for me this is an extravagance.
On what occasion would I lie? There are occasions when I lie so as not to feel out of place, but I usually can not pretend.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I hate the fact that often it is not considered as a real work.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The moment when I felt happy was when I made the first collective exhibitions in the academic field.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I would change the fact of being too naive.
What is my greatest achievement in work? I would say that I have not been successful yet. I won small battles but not yet the war
Where would I most like to live? In a quiet place, maybe in the countryside, or among the wheat fields or … why not… Florence
What is my most treasured possession? I can rely on my family, always. This is a real treasure.
What is my most marked characteristic? I’m reserved and a little lonely
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? There are more than one, but perhaps the seafront of Mergellina with the castell dell’ovo that gets wet in the sea, I would say it is really romantic, especially in the evening.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love pubs, but also small family-run restaurant
What books influenced my life and how? The first book I’ve read, when I was thirteen, was Oscar Wilde’s “the picture of Dorian Gray” and I’m sure it influenced my way to feel the art, cause the described painting become older with evil expression, so it was alive and at the same time, paintings in general are something alive, with a soul that could be the soul of the artist or of the person depicted
Who are my favorite writers? I like many writers, even different from each other,
among them Wilde Hardy, Isabelle Allende,Jack London, Lawrence, Shakespeare, Kerouac, Alessandro D’avenia, Chiara Gamberale, D’annunzio,Pirandello, Artur Schnitzler and many others but also poets like Pessoa, Gibran, Tagore, Yeats, Keats, Dino Campana and so on
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I never thought about what music to hear at my funeral, but now that I think about it I would like the song of the Cranberries “When you’re gone”
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? When I was younger, my hero was Indiana Jones
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? In real life, my heroes are all those who have strength and courage in difficult times
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? There are many films that should be seen at least once in life, but if I have to choose only one, say “Fried green tomatoes”
What role plays art in my life and work? Art accompanies me in life, makes me more alive, surprising me and makes me feel less alone
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I have not so many fans but my sister Maria always told me I’m a real artist
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With a group of artists and make group exhibitions
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? The art critic Philippe Daverio
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I would like to work on abstract art, transforming objects to invent new forms.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Actually my works are only on some websites, even if some of my engravings are at museum of contemporary art of Monsummano Terme “MAC,N!
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? these words for me contain a state of perennial desire to feel alive, to love, to constantly desire something that makes you feel good, but that can also make you suffer
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I do not know, perhaps those who never abandoned his dream and who resisted criticism and other
How can you contact me?
 Some of my works


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