CHIARA ROBINSON

ART & DESIGN FOUNDATION

ABOUT CHIARA

Emotion has always been one of the most difficult things to capture in an artwork, and yet, for me, it is the most important. Since it has no physical form, I like to depict it using a combination of abstract motifs and through the expressions of the characters in my pieces. To capture the nuances of human expression, I don’t create a strict anatomical recreation of the human face, as it feels stiff and distant. Instead, I identify the shapes in a face that communicate the most emotion and highlight those as much as possible. I admire expressive and fluid linework because of the way it manages to create atmosphere in just a few strokes and try to include it in my art as much as possible. Working with risograph printing has helped me limit the amount of detail in my pieces, and instead focus a lot of my energy into creating shapes that are as effective as possible in capturing the mood of a piece.