We featured an interview with Chiara Bautista in 2014, but who could help wanting to write about such a talented artist again and perhaps share some of her new works or some you may not have seen to date. I could get lost in Chiara’s work for hours, the detail in the lines and complexity of the tales are playful and meaningful. Her illustrations transform into impressive and delicate images, even the ones relying on death as their subject are still dreamlike and luminous, each with their own magical touch. Chiara talks to the unseen, expressing unspoken words onto the page and lets music and literature influence her pieces. The energy in her illustrations is almost palpable, perhaps the attraction lies in these hidden musings, these unspoken words have been translated divinely and once we see the images it re-connects us back to our own love, loss and need to express something that doesn’t contain words.
There is a warm, velvety invitation into her world. I can lose myself in the images, seeking out a new dimension, catching a glimpse of something I had missed earlier. Chiara’s work really is awe-inspiring. I’m still confronted by images I have never seen before, just to realize they are part of Chiara’s body of work. There is a devotion there, to produce so many stunning pieces, yet not revealing everything, perhaps this is the secret, that they find you at the right time. The same way that they fall into her world, they seek their way back out at just the right time.