Soft City – Exhibition at Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin

I’m pleased to announce our participation in the group exhibition SOFT CITY, at Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin.

For this show I collaborated with a great artist, my art sensei, and last but not least my husband, Yukihiro Taguchi. We have been all around the east neighborhood of Berlin, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, drawing and shooting a stop-motion animation video, watching the city through a glass window…got curious? Come to see our short movie and installation at the exhibition!

The VERNISSAGE on Friday the 7th.
Music Live: End of Dimension
Performance: Yuji Ueno
+ Japanese Tea Ceremony

WHEN: from 7th September 2018 till 25th January 2019

WHERE: Schloss Biesdorf, Alt Biesdorf 55, 12683 Berlino

More info at the Facebook event page here: SOFT CITY – STADT & KUNST // JAPAN & BERLIN

Works by:
Florian Baron/Jenny Fadranski,
David Bauer, Linda Havenstein
Masaru Iwai,
Titus Spree,
Yukihiro Taguchi/Chiara Ciccarello
Katsuhito Nakazato/Sugano Matsusaki
Yuji Ueno
Concept and Curatos: Titus Spree, Linda Havenstein, Karin Scheel

 

Okinawa arrivo!!!

I have some big news!!!

On the 7th June I will go to Okinawa for about 2 months, that’s my first art residency and I am so happy that will be in the wonderful island in the south-south-south of Japan, as a Sicilian I kind of feel connected to Okinawa…SOUTH ISLANDS POWER!!!

I am honored to take part to a great theater project with my illustrations, and collaborate with great people there to create the scenography. I am so excited and looking forward to being there.

The show will be in the end of July in the Garaman Hall of Ginoza. I will post more details about it very soon.

And now let’s come back to work!

GANBARIMASU!!!

 

 

Japan holiday is finished – Back to work!!!

Here we are again, Berlin! I was one month in Japan and just came back to reality…

It was a great time and time flied faster then I imagined.

I came back full of new ideas and energy to immerse myself in my new projects! Now it is a count down to Bologna Children’s Book Fair, I’m working on couple of new books and I will update the progress here and on my social networks.

If you are curious about it, follow me on Instagram: @cicca_boom .

In the while enjoy the Okinawa mermaid 🙂

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Illustrated Diary: drawing without thinking

It happens always.

I take a brush and I draw whatever in the first sheet of paper I find close to me and …. TADAAN! Waoh, it’s really a nice one!

Then I try to draw it again and better, and the result? It is always worst.

That’s why the second time I want to create the perfect drawing, I try an excessive control on my hand, so that I’m scared to wrong and fail. And the final effect is artificial, not natural, bad.

What I need is to make free my drawing of the fear of not being able to make the perfect piece, I have to learn to make beautiful mistakes.

So I start an illustrated diary, full of daily sketches, doodles and scratches to feel free to draw, experiment and find a new way to put in the paper all the mess I have in my mind, but with no care.

Drawing without too much thought. That’s it.

 

Fresh works online!

Hello hello!

Happy new year to everyone!

Back to Berlin after had spent a December escaping the cold winter, before in Hong Kong – I fell in love with this city in a way that I couldn’t never imagine – and then in my beloved homeland, Sicily.
But I couldn’t escape forever, so now it’s time to come back to the cold reality and, I have to say, I missed Berlin! So let’s start the 2017 with a lot of new exiting projects!

Have a look to my fresh uploaded works:

  • These cute wedding bowls I did for three couple of friends.
  • Watercolor sketches I painted in Barcellona, inspired by the autumn.
  • And some fashion portraits for a friend who had a genial idea about a very chic salad bar.

And lot of new stuff is boiling in the pot. Stay tuned!

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Old markers

I’m writing from my family house in Catania. I came here to visit my family because tomorrow my mother will have a medical operation and I wanted to be here to support her.

I am very happy to visit my family and my beautiful Sicily, also because now there are about 20 degrees more than Berlin… By the way every time I come here I order a bit the stuff I left here, behind me; many things go into the garbage, something has been donated and something else stays here, waiting for me to have one day a house in Berlin big enough to bring it with me.

Beside my bed there is, since always, a silver tube that once contained a bottle of Chivas whisky. I had even forgotten what was inside when today I opened it and found a bunch of old markers. Most of them are consumed and useless but, before throwing them away, I wanted to do the last drawing.

I thought about the just started winter that I will find in Berlin next week, once I will be back…

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Garden sketching

If you could see how our little garden is growing! It’s so nice!

We were so lucky with the weather her in Køge, in 18 days it rained just once! Everybody told us it is unusual to have such a great sunny June in Denmark. Well, maybe I brought with me some Sicilian Sun 😉

I’m everyday inspired by this little plants.

Here one of the watercolor paints I did here.

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Garden in Køge – Grow!

The work for our little garden in the square of KØS Museum continues.

I built with Yuki a little terrace and some plant pots using reclaimed wood, found in the street of the city. We were lucky to have a construction site very close to the museum, so that we could use lot of their waste materials; I was so surprise to see in the garbage container so much good wood thrown away.

We will stay here still 3 weeks, I hope to see some of our vegetable and flowers growing well before going away. We watch the earth every day and we are so happy when we see small leafs coming out.
I tell them “Grow!”, feeling like they can listen to me…

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