The Heroine’s Journey of Carla Pistola

What is the best thing I love about my job?

I love my work for its unlimited form of expression. Also, as I paint everything around me disappears, the so-called “flow” kidnaps me, I only see the present moment of creation and it is like being part of the work itself that it is taking. life.

What is my idea of ​​happiness?

Happiness is part of fleeting moments, it is up to us to know how to grasp them in everyday life and savor that sweet memory that leaves a smile on our face.

In everyday life, happiness is given to me by having a deposit and the support of all my loved ones, without them I would not know what I am today.

What is my biggest fear?

The world of physical and mental suffering scares me, as well as the ignorance, superficiality and stupidity that men often demonstrate lately especially regarding the important events that hit us in, in particular I refer to the pandemic.

What is the trait I most deplore about myself?

the stubbornness that is absurdly the same that led me to pursue and realize my dream, my artistic path.

Which living people in my profession do I admire most?

Jeff Koons, for his artistic provocations, Sacha Jafri for having created the greatest work in the world in a room of a Dubai hotel during the first lock dawn and then having it for an astronomical sum to the largest businessman in Dubai, Salvatre Garau for his brilliant idea of ​​an intangible work, and many artists closest to me such as, Andrea Marchesini, Daniele Miglietta, Elena cappelletto, claudia Pistola, Maurizo Paradisi who does not define himself as an artist because he mainly takes commercial photos, but his shots they have a particular fascination for the shots he chooses that makes his productions pieces of author, Matteo d’Enrico who draws works of art from old PCs.

What is my biggest extravagance?

Be myself for better or for worse. I am a wife, a mother, but I always look at life with unbridled curiosity like children know how to do.

On what occasion would I lie?

I don’t know how to lie, but if a truth were uncomfortable and hurt someone I care about, I would find a way to tell half-truths while leaving out what would hurt.

What is the thing I don’t like most about my job?

In reality there is nothing that does not give me the possibility of my artistic work, it gives me freedom, it gives me the opportunity to meet many other talented artists, connoisseurs and lovers of art, critics, it gives me the opportunity to make events live with other artistic disciplines, traveling, creating interesting collaborations, all this is stimulating. Perhaps the only negative is that there are no longer the old gallery owners who dealt with sales, in which time there are social networks that can make an artist international by showing the world his ideas and his works.

When and where have I been happiest in my job?

the thing that makes me happiest in this work is when those who stop to observe my works express their emotions, tell what they communicate and it is fantastic to discover that they are the same sensations and emotions that I tried and felt in painting them. I remember the exhibitions where the interventions asked me for an autograph on the brochure where there were photos of my works. It was thrilling and rewarding. It’s those things that give you the sprint to keep going.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Nothing is like that with my strengths and perhaps above all defects that are what make me a unique person.

If I really had to do it maybe change the years because I still have a long way to go, which I want to travel, to achieve everything I want in this field and this life seems not enough.

What is my biggest success in the job?

I believe that a success for an artist is to have a recognizable form of expression and to receive appreciation from other artists as well, as regards my best work, has yet to be born, we grow continuously and I want to experience many more things …

Where would I most like to live?

I like my hometown Jesi in Italy very much. It has the right size and has given birth to many famous people both in the artistic and athletic fields, but even though I love it I would like to live in Milan and New York, I think they are cities full of opportunities and stimuli.

What is my most valuable asset?

The health and my dearest affections first and foremost of my husband and my children, who support and endure me every day.

What is my strongest feature?

The color, I love the sensations it gives, I love to spread and blend them, creating harmonious and variegated colors where to hide symbols that recall protection and. I believe that the harmony that certain combinations create can benefit those who observe them or surround themselves with them. I would say that for me colors are my balance, my health and joy.

What is the place that inspires me the most in my city?

my studio where I am surrounded by all my works, my home and nature.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city?

There are many excellent restaurants and places to meet for an aperitif. Excellent renowned restaurants

The food is good everywhere and there are places that make fabulous pizza. I like to vary and I don’t have a particular favorite place as I really enjoy cooking and making homemade pizza for my friends.

Which books have influenced my life and how?

Brida di Cohelo, the Achemist and others including Siddhartha, taught me to look at even the little things because sometimes what we are looking for is closer to us than we think.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day?

A Saxophone Jazz melody played by my son Francesco

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

James bond and Lara Croft, Marilin Monroe, Sofia Loren, Julia Roberts, whitney houston …

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

They are all those people who with intelligence, fairness and even shrewdness have followed their dreams becoming successful people. For example the artists Jago, catlan, RabaRama …

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

SCHINDLER LIST, or LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

What role do stories play in my life and in my work?

I draw lessons and inspiration from it. Every event that involves us teaches us something.

What do the words “You are the storyteller of your own life” mean to me?

That we must not live as mere spectators but as protagonists by making conscious decisions. Dreaming and working to make your wishes come true.

Who is my biggest fan, sponsor, accomplice?

Obviously my husband.

What people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?

Jago, RabaRama, Andrea Prandi, Carlo Pitera ‘, Giovanni Barone, Johan Tordhag, Maurizio Cattelan, Andrea Marchesini, the director Federico Moccia, Maurizo Paradisi, Andrea Marconi, Andrea Brugiati, and many other artists

Which people in my profession who can really make a difference in my creative career would i like to meet in 2021?

Loris Cecchini, Roberto Cuoghi, the Artnoble, Beattricks, Clima and Galleria m77 art galleries, all based in Milan. Sotheby’s, the gallery owner Stefano Contini and his wife Riccarda Grasselli, sculpteur-plasticien groupe serveur, Artprice.com, La Galleria Merighi in Genoa.

Rabarama, Iago, Valentina D’Amaro, Mirko Canesi, Chiara Badinella, Fabrizio Affronti, Andrea Bruciati, Riccarda Grasselli Contini, Annet Messager and many others.

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?

I am carrying out the suspended projects in covid time. I have several exhibits to focus on.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021?

At Rocca Brivio Sforza in San Giuliao Milanese with an exhibition on the Divine Comedy that all the media talked about, which will touch various Italian cities. at Villa Fidelia, Spello until 31 August.In the historic Villa Visterenni in Chianti in Tuscany.

From 16 to 31 October I will be with a solo show in Genoa, the exhibition will be curated by the Il Cerchio Cromatico association at the Merighi Gallery, in the historic center.

In November I will be at Arte Padova.

What do the words “Passion does not withdraw” mean to me?

Passion must be pursued and lived, never giving up on one’s dreams.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Elena Cappelleto, Claudia Pistola, Valentina D’amaro, Chiara Badinella, Stefania Chiaraluce, Sandra Mazorati,  Rabarama.

How can you contact me?

pistolacarla05@gmail.com, telegram, whatsapp +39 3289449183.


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