Hi Melisa, who are you?
I’m Melisa Nocelli, visual artist and illustrator. Currently i’m based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I do most of my work on canvas, but right now I like to experiment with different recycled media, such as wood and cardboard. I find it interesting to be able to reuse an element and turn it into something totally different.
Let’s talk about your work
My work is about feelings. I consider myself as a very sensitive person and through art is how I can pour out all my emotions. I am considered an abstract artist but I don’t feel comfortable with labels – this only limits your work. Art is about breaking/creating rules. It’s about experimentation for me. Everything is valid in this submersible world, where the hours don’t exist and space is created by one. There I laugh, cry, reflect, sing, dance, and speak. Yes, I am one of those people who consider that the work must be spoken to and stimulated, so that energy flows. What I admire and value most about being an artist is the creative process: the moment of the truth. We are in front of a blank page, naked, helpless, waiting for the mind to speak and manifest itself. It’s a magical moment. My art is always evolving. We are human beings and there is nothing more beautiful than the transformation of being.
Do you have a specific routine when starting a new piece?
I use certain colors as black, white and primary colors. It all depends on the state of mind or what I am going through at the time of painting. Sometimes I make sketches about what I want to paint but it almost always ends in something totally different and this is what amazes me.
Do you have plans for the future?
One of my many goals is undoubtedly to be able to make pieces in large formats, have my own studio and be more involved in the artistic circle (fairs, galleries, festivals) and that my art can leave a mark or any kind of sensation in someone.
Melisa’s art philosophy
Art has no barriers or limits. And evolution is part of the process. Without experimentation there is no art.
While the pandemic affected us all significantly, I feel that as an artist, I need to express more than ever all the anxiety, sorrow and pain that I feel with this “new normal” and do something about it. That is why I think that art is very important nowadays. Art is like a therapy and for many it is something very important and that is why it should not be put aside. We must continue to encourage artists to show themselves.
Melisa Nocelli ★ Artist resume
I’m Melisa Nocelli, a visual artist & illustrator. Actually based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My work is based on examining the relationships between forms, volatility and sensations. It’s all about the process of how all those components can interact in one art piece and what they can produce to the viewer. Even though I am constantly focused on abstract art, sometimes I do geometric works with a retro-futuristic style.
Thank you, Melisa.