Roberta Pinna, Turning a fall into a flight, 2012, mixed media on hand media paper, 17 x 12 in.
Born into a family of artists and musicians, Roberta Pinna has been creating art since she was a small child. Pinna undertook her studies in Italy, France and at School of Visual Arts - New York. She paints on canvas, board or paper, often prepared with a gesso ground and then drawn or painted onto using mixed media such as acrylic, oil, charcoal, gouache or pencil. From the hundreds of photos she takes, she picks out individuals and isolates figures from their original setting onto the gesso. Her figures are suffused in an expanse of white or colored space. Bodies are denied any identity and relationship with their environment.