Chiara Magni

Chiara Magni was born in 1988 in a town on Lake Garda.

She immediately shows that she is very creative and she approaches various artistic forms to express her thoughts and her creativity. Chiara is collected all over the world, especially in the United States.

Hundreds of collectors have decided to welcome her works into their home; with them they let in joy and color and the typical Italian cheerfulness.

Chiara is known for her landscapes always rich in color and texture, her paintings are true portals in parallel dimensions.

Chiara while favoring the creation of landscapes inspired by photos taken by her; she loves to range in many subjects; in fact, her portfolio includes abstract, nudes, animals, flowers and people.

“Creativity and being able to express one's emotions through a canvas and color is something very similar to magic, creating an emotion from nothing is truly something unique.

This concept has always fascinated me, since I was a child I have always had a strong interest in color and creativity, no one pushed me or suggested me to follow this path, I just found myself in it and for me it was the easiest thing and natural to do.

For many years I tried my hand at painting, always preferring oil painting, and I always wondered what my path was, what my distinctive style could be. I have always tried to find my pictorial current, but I have never succeeded.

For many years I identified with impressionism, which I still do today; but I have never felt that I belong to it 100%, there are some things I do, how I choose the subjects, how I choose the colors are not part of that current ... while remaining one of my absolute favorite currents, I felt it didn't define me altogether.

So instead of standing there thinking I started doing more and more paintings, experimenting, what made me happy while I was creating? which painting did I feel akin to my spirit and which one seemed anonymous to me?

Which painting was immediately recognizable as mine by an outside observer? After having created and sold a few hundred paintings, I finally understood that I had to venture to create a new trend myself.

And so I coined the term "Bright Expressionism".

Classical expressionism does not care about the perfection of shapes and colors, but focuses on how the painter feels, on how he exposes (Expresses) his emotions on the canvas. However, expressionism has the characteristic of focusing on dramatic and not serene emotions; this is not for me.

Impressionism is linked to external reality by capturing the play of light and color that make a look at the outside world pleasant and interesting. 

I wanted to find a meeting point between Impressionism and Expressionism.

Realizing that none of the currents defined me, and wanting to proceed in full respect of the old masters to whom I owe everything; so I decided to create something that was totally mine and with my rules; something new.

The "Bright Expressionism" refers not only to very strong colors (bright) but also to the joy and vivacity that my paintings want to convey.

The pictorial choices are entirely imaginary and are completely dictated by my emotions and what you want to evoke in the observer.

The chromatic choices are instead all connected to each other and completely respect the strict and important rules of the chromatic scale, but do not respect the rules of reality!

Therefore there may be meadows of pink and purple grass; yellow cypresses; green skies, turquoise horses, and people with multicolored skin, and there is nothing wrong with that! We have always been used to seeing reality with the eyes of others, with the eyes of those who lived it before us and dictated the rules .... But what if we were the ones who created our reality?

What I want to evoke with my paintings are emotions of freedom, playfulness and the feeling that everything is possible, each painting is a portal to a universe that has never existed before.

All my paintings are done with oil on canvas and most of them are done with only the use of the fingers. Oil painting is very classic and ancient and combined with just the use of the fingers it is the best way to express myself. "

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