I am increasingly convinced that the artist is like a scientist or a researcher, only that instead of the matter he investigates the soul. I let my subconscious free to lead me towards what I don’t know, and this is exciting and frighting at the same time.
Strongly influenced by the Impressionist artists and the Landscape painters during my formative years, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, I’ve developed a body of work which deftly subverts the perceived boundaries between painting and poetry, representation and abstraction.
Studying architecture at the Institute of Architecture in Venice, I discovered Venice and I had many collaborations with international artists, developing a curiosity for sculpture and installation as well, learning the power of materials and lights and the theatrical relationship between artworks and space.
My work is multidisciplinary, but I’m essentially a painter. I educate my hands and my mind as a painter, and I mix media like I mix colours. Generally, I tried to represent the different levels of narrative using 3 main elements: mixed media and photo manipulation, writing and colours.
Silvia Righetti was born in Peschiera del Garda, on Lake Garda (Italy). She develops the passion for the painting very young.
She had an early start in a local painter atelier on the lake of Garda.
The meeting with the painter Maurizio Zanolli and taking part in few group exhibitions marked hers calling.
She obtained a Degree in Architecture, specializing in Contemporary Theatre, at the Institute of Architecture of Venice, Italy, and she studied in Paris at the School of Architecture of Paris Belleville (EAPB) 78, Paris, France.
For many years, she was designer and studio manager for multimedia artist Federica Marangoni, Venice.
Between 2005 and 2006, she worked at the Remy Toledo Gallery in New York.
From 2000, for nearly 10 years, she had a long experience as Production Manager and Designer for the Venice international Art and Architecture Biennale.
In 2007, she relocated in UK, where, working between London and Glasgow, she worked as art director for international independent projects of contemporary art and design.
She lives and work between London, Glasgow and the Lake Garda.