Catharsis. From the greek katharsis, meaning “purification”.
“For me Art is catharsis, personal and collective. It’s a fact-finding process for those who practice it and those who observe it. It’s a sort of cleansing ceremony, a magic ritual that gives people the opportunity to express their own emotions without being overwhelmed from “intelligently hearing” and ‘emotionally understanding’.
It is an ‘Orphic’ catharsis that frees the soul and spirit of the unrestrained and irrationality of passions.
It creates myths and facilitates their recognition. This catharsis helps the man to escape from the dark cave of ignorance, which Plato talked about. Meditation was born in the Orient; likewise those who practice art are given the opportunity to keep in touch with a similar elsewhere. Where we are free to leave aside the rational thoughts and reconcile them with the irrational thoughts through careful observation and purification …”
The contact with Emila’s creations embraces the observer elevating him on different level of catharsis, which nowadays has been defined ‘Rebirth’: ‘buzz, venting, expression, freedom’.
Her art contains softness and energy, delicate and sharp lines: Images that enchant and intrigue the spectator. Its stories and elements create an interesting game based on transparency thanks to their developments on several levels. This links us, the viewers, to nowhere—where we are allowed to get lost. Emila is originally form Bulgaria, but she lives and works in Italy since 1993.
Graduated in Fine Art at the Academy of Brera. In 2012 she had two solo exhibitions: Mare Caelo Miscere at Belgioioso Castel, Belgioioso (Pavia) and One Shot Exhibition, curated by Benedetta Crippa and Martina Moglia at Cascina Cuccagna in Milano. Emila worked as initiator, performer and custom designer for Turpiacque & Tree, a series of performances curated by Nila Shabnam Bonetti, accomplished in 2010 and 2011 at Museum of Science and Technique “Leonardo da Vinci”.
If you have been in Rome, maybe you had the pleasure to ride on the tram that Unicredit bank offered to Emila for the Contemporary Times Project (2012).