Coming from Italy, emerging artist Giulia Filippi studied Illustration at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan. After moving to the multicultural and artistic city of Berlin, where she studied German, photography and took a career-oriented training and coaching course.
Thanks to her creativity, the attention to details and the ability to illustrate different themes, she had the possibility to work as an illustrator, photographer, model freelancer and at the same time in art galleries and fashion agencies.
Spontaneous realizations of art exhibitions, both in Italy and in Berlin, made her won several International competitions, that have been published in Italy, Portugal, United States, Finland, Great Britain and Germany. In 2017 the artist got back to Italy to study Digital Design & Communication in Vicenza, Italy.
– Art is my life: one of the oldest memories is my first drawing. I am a reserved person, and I’ve always devoted myself to art, because it allows me to express myself and to free what I have inside, without the use of the words, since I was a child.
Having experienced across artistic techniques, the only at the European Institute of Design in Milan, where she studied, made to find her way: where she discovered conceptual art, fell in love and decided it would be her way of working. Simply using some concepts and symbols to express something else, something deeper.
Conceptual art is not easy to understand and that’s why I love it: it asks the reader to think, escape reality and discover unknown worlds. I am curious, I love to be versatile: now for example I’m studying Digital Design. My artworks are complicated for another reason: the multiple use of technique and materials, a mix of drawing, painting, graphic and photography.
I love doing the so-called “mixed media”, describing both personal and social topics: I wish my art could open the mentality of the society, so that people will be more available to others, without racism and without bias. It is not utopia, but a way of life and a possible reality that I found in Berlin, where I lived for 4 years, and I would get everywhere.
– If Art is my first love, Berlin is my second.
Check out Giulia’s conceptual work below and decide it yourself if it resonates with the open mentality and society.