valeria latorre

    Attributes

    • Hyperrealist
    • Painter

    About the artist

    Self-taught artist Valeria Latorre was born in Cosenza, Italy.
    In 2012 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) with a diploma in Scenic Art for the Theatre.
    In 2011 Valeria gained a PhD in Statistical Genetics with a publication on Nature Genetics.
    She studied piano, dance and has a passion for philosophy, maths and photography.
    In May 2015 Valeria participated in an internship with world renowned mural artist John Pugh in Truckee, California.
    She now lives in London, teaches mural painting and paints in her studio. Valeria’s main project at the moment is Aqua, a series of photorealistic paintings of water in movement. She also freelances as a scenic and mural artist.

     

    Aqua

    Water is source of life and essential for survival, it is of major importance to all living things.
    My research is on the human perception of water in states which the eye can’t “fully see”.
    Water doesn’t have just one shape but infinite, our vision of small quantities of water is transparent and still… we recognize it through its physical qualities and light reflection, refraction, diffraction and scattering.
    Looking through water in movement, beautiful distorted images of reality can appear, which I try to “freeze” with my camera at their most meaningful moment.
    Through the knowledge of basic scientific elements and using an artistic approach I try to analyze, understand and interpret the images which mostly represent the beauty and truth of the feeling I had at the moment of shooting… while water was dancing.
    The selected images then become my reference for the Aqua paintings series.

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