Paintings by Chiara Smirne
Paintings of urban landscapes that are more dreamlike and that focuses the attention on the emotional side of one or more details: a glance, a light, a billboard, a dark staircase, a neon sign, or an empty street.
I often represent unreal scenes inspired by dreams, memories, thoughts and fears. The unconscious is almost always the true protagonist of my paintings. An unconscious that wants to free itself of its fears and its obsessions, succeeding thus at bringing order and calm where before there was chaos and angst.