Five questions to Arianna Rybcenko

Five questions to Arianna Rybcenko

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Arianna Rybcenko is an Italian artist born in Naples in 1994. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, after working for years as a designer in the big fashion industry Valentino Garavani, she began her artistic career as a painter in 2020, specializing in acrylic painting on canvas. She loves experimenting in the combination of innovative and classic techniques, aiming at the originality that distinguishes heir paintings. Her work is strongly inspired by nature and dance, which she has practiced since she was a child. This is why her works, deliberately dynamic and three-dimensional, invite the viewer on a journey inside and outside of himself, which opens up to a world of infinite possibilities. Each work, reflecting the artist's emotions, recalls a continuously evolving natural flow.Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

My story as an "artist" began at the age of 4, when in my school corridors my drawings were exhibited. The creative soul has always distinguished and inspired me, guiding me in all the choices of my life; but it was following a 3-month stay in San Francisco, and the first quarantine period in 2020, that I understood that that call towards art was actually a true belonging. Because “being an artist” was the most natural thing I could do. not just a job, but the real awareness of who I am. Being an artist today for me means having no filters with oneself and with the world, and this is what I choose to be every day.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

By doing this work I understood that the best ideas arise through experimentation. Therefore thinking less and acting more helps creativity to emerge. This is how I approach a new work, breaking the ice with the canvas, thanks to 15 years as dancer, letting myself go into a free dancing movement in harmony with it, tracing natural lines. Each line opens up infinite possibilities, infinite shapes and levels. It is important for me to immediately photograph this process in order to work on it digitally with pen and iPad, exploring the various possibilities of colors and shapes, to have a clearer and more contextualized view of the environment.What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

My studio is absolutely my happy place. Half a personal gallery, half a colorful and creative chaos, hardly in order. I think it's essential to create, feel good and comfortable in the place we are in. Emotions play a role in this job, and our workplace is a fundamental part of them and of our personality. My studio is chaotic but relaxing, it represents me. Practically everything makes it special: it became mine when it was still a construction site, and I built it starting from scratch; every corner reflects my present and future projections, and this constantly influences my work there. It is important to always keep your ambitions high and alive, but you often need to know how to stop and remember where you started from.Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

The first work of art to make an impression on me when I was 13 was Magritte's “Empire of Lights”. It was perhaps from there that I most appreciated the communicative power of a painting, the three-dimensionality and the ability to arouse completely personal emotions in an observer.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

Where do I see myself in 5 years... Well probably on a beach in California, where everything was born, savoring the satisfactions achieved as an established artist; I will travel a lot, in one hand a calendar full of dates and exhibitions all over the world, and in the other a list of many new projects. My art in continuous experimentation and research. My loved ones at my side and my heart base and my studio in Italy.Learn more about the artist: