2022 i love you, but bye!

end of the year online sale

 Oh yes, it is already that time of the year, my dear!

Time for the so long awaited
END OF THE YEAR SALE!!!
Original artworks and prints for sale on my online shop,
up to 30% off
from now till the end of the year!

Get your favorite piece or find the perfect gift for your dears.
And remember to order your Christmas presents in time!

Lunatica

new painting series

 LUNATICA 
 new painting series 

Happy to show you, my new babies, a fresh series of 4 paintings!

I had in mind of creating a new series with a tiger and a human for a while, wanted to paint an emotional bond between them.
I started this series from the colors, the perfect combination of pink and teal beat me one morning of this early fall, watching the sunrise light hitting the trees from my window.

Ok, enough with sentimentalism…
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did painting it.

RAGEZZE SICILIANE

BOOK ILLUSTRATION


You know what?
I made a book!
Well, I didn’t really make it materially, but I painted for it!

I had the honor and the pleasure to illustrate the book “Ragazze Siciliane” written by Maria Messina, a collection of short stories that create a realistic gaze on women in Sicily in the first half of the 20th century.
Thanks so much to the team of Lunaria Edizioni it was a pleasure to work together.

The book is available only in Italian for now, but this is one reason more to learn this beautiful language.

So if you want to support:
• artists – like me 😉
• small but great publishing houses – Lunaria Edizioni is a group of beautiful souls socially active to make every day the world a beautiful place
• and a woman Sicilian writer – Maria Messina – who deserves to have now the success she didn’t have when she was alive

Then you can purchase this beautiful book in all the bookshops around Italy or online.

Peace,
Cicca.

AUTUMN’MATIC

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am so pleased to invite you to our third open studio event of 2022!
Come to visit me and the wonderful artists’ team of the fantastic Studio4, our enchanting atelier in Friedrichshain, Berlin.
After an exciting and energized Summer, it is time to embrace the slowness and the changing.
Autumn is here to remind us that everything is cyclical, even the most perfect machine doesn’t last long if constantly used at its full power.
Time for some self-reparation, oiling the brain, and strengthening the mechanisms of the heart.

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 19th September to Friday 23rd September – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 23rd September – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

LOVE SICK SUMMER

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am so delighted to invite you to our second open studio event this year!
Come to visit me and the wonderful artists’ team of the fantastic Studio4, our charming atelier in Friedrichshain, Berlin.
After the spring filled our hearts and spirits, the summer is here to heal us and give us all the best energies we deserve to enjoy this magical time of the year.

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 24th June – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

my berlin Artist studio upgrade!

I am so happy to share with you great news of this just started 2022:
my Berlin artist studio is getting bigger!

This year I had the fortune to enlarge my creative spot at our magic shared artists atelier Studio 4, in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Now I have an extra wall that opens a lot of new possibilities!
I know for someone having one more wall just 2x3m wide may look not that big improvement, but for me is such a blessing! Before that, I have played crazy Tetris with all my art supplies, stock of prints, packaging, and artworks, and now everything has finally found its place.

And together with my studio mate Marnie, we have made little but excellent upgrades: cleaned up the window, painted the facade and, last but not least, put up new wonderful window curtains, bleached and dyed by our Studio4 gal and great tattooist Delia of Both Worlds Tattoo (check her stunning and unique work).  
Love our new curtain, it makes the entrance so cozy! 
Furthermore, it allows us to have a little more privacy. Don’t take me wrong, we love to have the studio on the street side and the direct contact with the people passing by but, you know, also artists sometimes need privacy 😉

I have so many new ideas about my new studio spot!
Curious? Here are just a few examples:

  • Open Studio and Exhibition once per season (the first one arrives with Spring, more details coming very soon!)
  • The little portrait corner, so when you will come to my studio to pose for a portrait, we will have our privacy
    (you can find my custom portraits catalog on my online shop)
  • Creative meetings, to re-connect each other and share thoughts, inspiration, and revolutionary visions
  • Paint bigger, babe! Yes, I always wanted to paint people in full-scale!
    Wanna be one of the first to be painted in big?

And that’s everything for now.
I will leave you with some pics of the studio I’m proud of.
Stay tuned for being updated on events and news about our studio life!

Kikkake vol.2 – okinawa theater show

animation and scenography by Chiara Ciccarello

At the end of 2021, I was honored to be part of Kikkake vol.2, a great theatrical piece at Garaman Hall in Ginoza (Okinawa, Japan), for which I have created the scenography using frame by frame digital animation.
Like many other art and theater projects, our show has been postponed several times because of the pandemic. I was supposed to take part in 2 months artist residency organized by Garaman Hall in Ginoza, but in the end, the regulation to enter Japan from abroad was too strict, and I worked on the project from Berlin.

Thanks to the excellent team of performers, actors, musicians, and technicians, the show was a great success.
Congratulation to all the members of the team!
I hope we will meet again soon on your beautiful island, Okinawa.

(All pictures by Yuta Nakama)