‘Through Color We Can Hear and Smell’ – Interview with Connekt Spanish Artist ‘Carlos Solórzano’

Interview with Connekt Artist Carlos Solorzano

One thing I heard over and over by visitors who looked at Carlos’ artworks at Connekt 2014 was how colorful his paintings are and how some remind them of space and galaxy.

Carlos Solórzano is a multifaceted artist who had devoted many years to the advertising industry before becoming a full time artist, his works were internationally recognized and rewarded for their creative quality.

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“The viewer has no choice but to surrender” – Discover Connekt Italian Artist: Gabriella Porpora

Interview with Connekt Artist Gabriela Porpora


Uno degli artisti più interessanti di Connekt Expo è senza dubbio Gabriella Porpora. Docente di Disegno, Pittura e Storia dell’Arte, attualmente vive e lavora a Roma, ma è vissuta lunghi anni all’estero ed ha molto viaggiato.

Il critico d’arte Giorgio Di Genova l’ha inserita nell’Enciclopedia della Storia dell’Arte del XX secolo.
L’artista Gabriella Porpora ha sempre prediletto la commistione di tecniche e materiali, tra cui il perspex per ottenere trasparenze, oscillando dagli assemblages alle pittosculture, procedendo sulla via della combinazione, ovvero intersezione, dai sentieri
dell’informale e del neodada.

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“Art is the body language of the inner-self” Interview with the Connekt Emarati (Dubai) Artist – Sara AlBannay

Interview with Connekt Artist Sara Albannay

This year, through Connekt 2014, during Christmas season, Rome is becoming the hub of connection, connecting East to West.

While the Middle Eastern Art, specifically Arabic art from the gulf region with its poetic and cultural symbolism has yet to find its deserving place in the world, we are happy to represent one of the female Emarati talents, Sara Albannay, at this year’s Connekt.

When I first looked at Sara’s works, her admiration for sensuality, feminity and the UAE culture was the first thing that caught my attention. Sara’s paintings depict the Emarati women of today through silent paintings that talk alot.

In her words:

Art is the deep textured body language of the innerself communcating a special message without words.

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“I would make Italy World Heritage Site.” interview with Connekt artist Kris Natarò

negozio moda by Connekt Artist Kris Nataro

If the world was an apartment, then businessmen would be the constructors, politicians would be the furniture, and artists would be the door and windows to each condo within the apartment.

A country’s appeal, democracy, tourism, and enlightenment is dictated and reflected largely by their residing artists.

While some artists choose to use art to awaken emotions, there are others who use it to awaken you with a message and evoke actions.  It is my interview with an Italian pop artist who uses art to in her wordings “send a desperate request of help” that inspired me to start this interview post with some deep and symbolic thoughts.

Kris, the name she  prefers to sign her works as, is more than just a pop artist. She is a devoted mother and wife, a designer, a blogger, and marketing director for Connekt project who has a heart for tourism in Italy.

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“Universal Symbols Make My Art Unique” – Interview with Connekt Artist Anastasia Hansen

Connekt Artist Anastasia Hansen & Artist Shiri Achu- London 2012

Connekt Expo 2014 is less than a month away and our talented artists are busy preparing for a unique and successful show in Rome this December.  I am quite excited to see how it turns out as the Expo is representing diverse and true talents. In our interview series with the Connekt Artists of Rome 2014, I have Read more