Sheila Fratini does not like to be confined to any particular artistic movement or genre and her work is a reflection of exactly that. A free spirit, like Francis Picabia she likes to experiment with different medias, styles and techniques and while drawing and photography have been an integral part of her artistic expression since an early age, she only began to paint in 2006.
Self-taught, Sheila’s paintings are dazzling; with their bold brushstrokes, colourful abstract patterns or exuberant painted imagery they all convey an energetic strength difficult to ignore. With a strong passion for the natural world and a vivid interest in current affairs, she engages in portraying what she loves, what she hates, and anything in between that grabs her attention.
Being born in Italy gave me an immense sense of expressive frustration. Enriching my visual sensitivity like a volcano, an enormous amount of ageless beauty flooded my imagination like a tsunami. All senses attacked, too much to take in, too much to process. A different kind of Stendhal syndrome, one that inspired me to draw, to paint, to visually scream but not to faint.
I continued throughout the years on an exciting journey of self-discovery and visual experimentation; a charting exercise of my obsessions made up of drawings, paintings, videos, collages and pictures.
The journey continues....