Studio Sunday: Samantha Boni
This Sunday’s feature gives you a behind the scenes peek into the studio practice of one of our PxP Contemporary invited artists, Samantha Boni. Based in Italy, she creates stunning landscapes and is inspired by nature and the freedom associated with being an artist. Learn more in her interview below and then check out her two affordable paintings available with our gallery through our first exhibition Pilot. The show is only up for a few more weeks so don’t miss out on the chance to collect her work or one of the many other incredible artists we curated for this inaugural show!
Samantha Boni was born in Modena, Italy. After studying languages at school, she took painting lessons from Italian maestro Alberto Cavallari and then attended the antiques restoration school, La Bottega del Restauro, in Modena for four years. At the same time, she started her career as a professional painter.
When did you first become interested in art?
I have always been interested in art. I started painting when I was a child and developed this passion through my teen years. Then I discovered restoration and studied al fresco techniques for years.
Tell us about what inspires you creatively.
I am inspired by nature and its light, what hits my eyes and gives me feelings or emotions.
What is your process like?
I am working on a series of abstract paintings about water and its energy. I use palette techniques and I feel that there’s something therapeutic about it - strength, energy, anger, fury, happiness and sadness all together.
Describe your current studio space. What is most important about it or one thing that you can’t live without in your work area?
My studio is a well lit room with sketches everywhere. When I work I really need silence, like being closed in my favorite bubble.
What is one piece of advice that has stuck with you or a quote that you think is especially meaningful?
Art is freedom. Try, try, try and try again.
Are there any exciting exhibitions, projects, or collaborations going on this year that you’re currently working on or will be soon?
I’ve been focusing on my series of abstract landscapes. It’s a new mission to me. At the moment, I also have an exhibition in Italy at the Villa the Moll and I’m really proud to be part of your project PxP Cpntemporary.