Seizing the Moment: Marianna Tomaselli

(c) Marianna Tomaselli

Marianna Tomaselli’s artwork frequently has a strong sense of place—using color and light in her character-focused images, she tells evocative stories about specific locales. So it’s not surprising to learn that travel is one of her favorite pastimes—and subjects.

“It’s one of the most important topics in my work—and in my life,” the Milan-based illustrator ad animator says. “It has an inestimable richness, because it’s unique and different to everyone: lights, clothes, colors, smells, and culture—especially if a place is far from your comfort zone—are one of the most fascinating things about life…. It’s from these personal perceptions that I gain inspiration for my illustrations.”

No matter what the subject matter, Tomaselli aims to “seize the moment” in her work. “I want to show the emotion of a common gesture—one that appears distant but at the same time so familiar,” she says. “It’s from these feelings that my work is born.”

Read the full article on Adobe Create Magazine.

Photos: copyright Marianna Tomaselli.

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