The 2 Minute-Interview

We met Vittoria Salabelle at the last Berlin fashion Film Festivals that we organised in June. Well ok, actually we just met her hands. And words. Well ok, not her actual hands, to be precise, but ones that were cut out, arranged and glued into beautiful collages by her. Vicky Salabelle is an artist. With her whole heart and soul. Born in beautiful Naples, she now lives in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. She describes her own style as „image-making moved by nostalgia“. Hands a expressive shapers of creative thoughts are her preferred object, her collages make something like an own personality out of them, one that talks to the beholder, touch him and ultimately move him. We just had to acquire one of her wonderful works, which she made especially for us.

Name: Vittoria Salabelle
Age: 28
Home: Eindhoven
Profession: Visual Artist
Show size: 40
Favourite idea: Décollage technique

Can art save the world?
No, but it can make it a better place.

Who or what inspires you?
My hometown Naples.

Which work of art would you like to own?
Irises by Vincent Van Gogh

Describe your art in three words!
Hand-made, poetic, aesthetic.

Do you need peace and quiet to be creative or do you work better under pressure?
In the beginning I surely need time and freedom to develop ideas, but at the end I need the pressure of a deadline
– to get it done. ;)

In which art era would you have liked to live?
Arte Povera

Which moment changed everything?
My second first day of high school.

Which piece of advice totally surprised you as being useful?
Get out of your comfort zone!

Who or what were you in a former life?
An actress

What is the problem with your generation?
Isolation through social media and technology.

What is your contribution to a better world?
Smiling as much as I can. :)

What would you cook for us if we came to visit you at home?
Parmigiana di melanzane, a typical Neapolitan dish made of several layers of fried aubergine, parmesan, mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce.

What are you afraid of?

Which super power would you like to possess?
The ability to manipulate time.

What should no one know about you?
That I still in love with film characters.

Which question should we have asked you?
What’s you sign?

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