I am not - © Cristina Mesturini
Absence - © Cristina Mesturini
The Myth - © Cristina Mesturini
Feminine singular - © Cristina Mesturini
The Tablet of the Law - © Cristina Mesturini
Gathering ideas - © Cristina Mesturini
Images are my thinking and my speaking. A research which meanders across illustration and photography, with the purpose of finding, in both one and the other, their own peculiar language. While illustration is pure creation, photography is transfiguration, and brings out deep implications which fall outside of what is real, leading to the unconscious. My interest is in what cannot be seen: the inner images, the relationship between the individual and what surrounds him.
And I love the possibilities a blank sheet can unveil, a thought which takes shape and becomes matter, rough paper under my fingers. Sensual pleasure: for the eye, of a gesture, for the message it derives, for the feeling it excites.
I'm based in Milano. I hold a diploma from Art High School, a degree from the Istituto Europeo di Design and a 30-year experience in the field of visual communication.
Art Director at “il Maradagàl” magazine, I design the covers and cure the visual arts section. I work freelance for magazines as an illustrator and a photographer: portrait, stage and backstage, reportage, artistic research. I am the author of many publications for well-known publishing companies based in Italy, Europe and United States.