Rising Star: Ottavia Marchiori

About Me

I’m Ottavia Marchiori, a collage maker and illustrator based in Italy. I was born in 1980, in a little town near Pavia, in Lombardy. Actually I live in Parma. I’ve experienced analog collage for the first time when I was a child and reapproached it during pandemic. I attended online courses during the months when we were all locked up in our houses and I could re-establish a connection with this art form. I have chosen to dedicate myself to collage art because in a world dominated by digital culture, doing analog collage to me is a form of resistance. In this art the senses are concerned: doing things with my own hands make me fell in a situation of control over reality and is a way to always keep my mind stimulated and trained to the lateral thinking. I make both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, using everyday objects: this art allows to experiment all the possible uses of paper without any limit. I love collage because it’s ductile, playful, popular and not elitist. My works are spontaneous, surrealistic, often permeated by humour: they reflect my vision of life and my approach to it.

Like a rolling raspberry, 2021
Analog collage, 21 x 29,7 cm

Fishy, 2021
Analog polymateric collage, 21 x 29,7 cm

Ceci n’ést pas un collage, 2022
Analog collage, 15,2 x 20 cm

Out of the box, 2022
3D mixed media collage, 17 x 18 cm

Get in touch
with Ottavia:

Instagram: @ocomeottavia
Linktree: OttaviaMarchiori

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