Five questions to Marinda Scaramanga

Five questions to Marinda Scaramanga

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Marinda Scaramangas high-frequency artworks are in inspiring balance in space. She studied Arts works and lives in Monaco & French Riviera.

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

I've been painting since childhood and I studied Arts in Anthes and Paris. I starting exhibiting my work on 2012, in Monaco. My favourite motives are deeply rooted in nature's embrace. The interplay of light and shadow, the vibrant hues of a sunset, the fluidity of ocean waves—all these elements find their way onto my canvas. I prioritize colour as a conduit for emotion and energy, allowing shapes to reveal themselves intuitively.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?

My creative process is a harmonious blend of mindful practices and spontaneous inspiration. It often begins with a moment of stillness—meditation, yoga, or simply breathing deeply in the presence of nature. These practices help me tap into a deeper wellspring of inspiration and authenticity. From this place of inner balance, I let the whispers of the wind and the rhythm of the waves guide my hand. Colour is typically my starting point, a vibrant foundation from which the rest of the composition emerges. I allow shapes and forms to develop organically, responding to the energy and flow of the piece as it evolves.

From what do you get your motivation?

My motivation is drawn from the boundless beauty of nature and the profound emotional connections it fosters. Living on the French Riviera, I'm constantly surrounded by the Mediterranean's serene landscapes and the dynamic interplay of light and shadow. Additionally, my background in ballet and contemporary dance has instilled in me a deep appreciation for movement and form, which profoundly influences my artistic expression. 

Your life without art would be...

My life without art would be akin to a dancer without rhythm, an existence devoid of the vibrancy and depth that art brings. Art is not merely a pursuit; it's the very essence of my being. It allows me to communicate emotions and ideas that words often cannot capture. Without art, I would miss the profound connection it fosters with others and the meditative peace it brings to my soul. It's through art that I find balance, express my innermost thoughts, and connect with the world on a deeper, more meaningful level.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

Living in the French Riviera, I'm fortunate to be surrounded by a rich tapestry of artistic venues. Hard to decide really between the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Musee Chagall in Nice, the Musée Picasso in Antibes, or the Villa Paloma in Monaco with their breathtaking views and rich collections, provide a profound connection to the region's artistic heritage.

Photos by Sylvia Nikolinakou 

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