Paola Cenci is from Perugia Italy.
She does not feel tied to any specific style, she invents her own techniques to express herself in very different ways.
She credits the varied cultural and ethnic influences she experienced living in different places; Pisa, Florence and Rome as well as living abroad in Germany and Belgium, with giving her a more imaginative and experimental approach to her art.
Her textured paintings evolved from her artistic need to physically "feel" the picture., her paintings on wood are created with a techinique she invented, which results in a " design" object of art.
Her later mixed media paintings, undoubtedly more mature are the result of further experimentation. They vary in structure, depth and use of different materials. In these the surface of the work itself is the painting. The canvases sink, rise and overlap.
Throughout her development, Paola has never abandoned her other styles, including the more classical naif.
The most recent and mature creations find expression in the series "Striped" where the artist using a colorful and powerful contrast of lines, contrasts that underline masculinity and femininity, wondering what kind of power can be developed in a situation of aesthetic "captivity".
Paola lives and works now in Bruxelles.
12/08/2017 to 09/09/2017 Biennial of Naive Art in Brussels
Evere Brussels (Belgium)
17/01/2013 to 27/01/2013 Collective exhibition at ART AETERNA GALLERY Brussels Sablon (Belgium)
06/09/2012 to 28/09/2012 Solo exhibition at Banca Monte dei Paschi Belgio - Rue Joseph II Brussels (Belgium)
16/6/2012 to 17/6/2012 Solo exhibition at the Nato base in Geilenkirchen (Germany)
09/03/2012 to 30/04/2012 Solo exhibition at S.H.A.P.E. Nato Base Mons (Belgium)
05/05/2011 to 05/08/2011 Collective exhibition Chiostro degli Agostiniani in Bracciano (Rome)
Winner of the Biennial of Art Naif in Brussels in 2017.
Title: Palazzo Chigi Saracini at the Municipality of Evere-Brussels.