Virginia Mori, between innocence and grotesque
Born in Cattolica in 1981 and currently living and working in Pesaro, Italian artist Virginia Mori studied Illustration and Animation at the National Art Institute of Urbino, improving her artistic imagery and creating traditional animation shortcuts. The techniques she prefers are black biro pen on paper and pencil on paper.
In a bizarre world of black and white, her apparently innocent young female characters seem to be replicas of the same character, of a unique identity borrowing grotesque or melancholic masks from time to time. In this sense, the artist seems to explore not only the often conflict driven relationships between characters, but, more profoundly, a mirror of one’s inner fears, dreams and imagination. The characters rest in silence, but not in peace, the stillness that follows tragic moments in life, of no escape.
All images © Virginia Mori