When Italian artist Chiara Magni decided to become a full-time professional painter in 2014, she was also in the process of perfecting her personal style while exploring other types of mediums. Even during a pivotal phase in her career as a visual artist, art collectors were already slowly attracted to her works, from their bright colors to their vividness, semblance of reality, and rarity. Having sold 250 paintings since then, it can be said that Magni is presently one of the world’s most promising contemporary artists.
Before becoming confident that she has fully discovered and established her personal signature as a painter, the Italian painter was constantly trying to find new ways to improve her craft and please her audience. As a committed artist, one of her topmost goals is to be able to bring joy in the lives of people who come in contact with her artworks. It was at the end of 2020 after selling all her available paintings that she finally realized what kind of genre she belongs in: a cross between Impressionism and Expressionism. She coined this genre Bright Expressionism, a celebration of her unique creativity and revolutionary way of expressing her most powerful emotions.
“For many years, I have tried my hand at painting, always preferring oil painting, and I have always wondered what my path was, what my distinctive style could be. I’ve always wondered what painting style I belonged to, but I’ve never found the right one for me. I have identified with impressionism, which I still do today; but I have never felt that I belong to it 100%. There are some things I do, how I choose the subjects, how I choose the colors that are not part of that style. While remaining one of my absolute favorites, I felt it didn’t define me altogether.”
Bright Expressionism is something that the Italian painter hopes will be well-received by her contemporaries, and mostly by other artists who will rise up in the future. As her personal genre thrives on using bright colors that evoke feelings of joy, she envisions other artists following in her path. Bright Expressionism differs from Impressionism and Expressionism in that it depicts realistic objects and maintains their shape, but uses unique colors, making the grass pink or purple and the skies green.
As she defies the rules of the color wheel to come up with her remarkable paintings, Magni is out to make a lasting impact on people. The vast categories of her paintings make her such a mystery, from her underwater collection to her nudes, abstracts, and flora and fauna, among others. Most of her patrons are art collectors from the United States, France, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Denmark, Israel, and the Middle East, to mention a few.
The Italian painter desires nothing but to make people happy whenever they encounter her works. From the nine-year-old painter who was consistently inspired by the Lake Garda in the town where she grew up, Magni has blossomed into a more mature and admirable artist who has the best years of her life still ahead of her.