My first contact with art was with music. I began to play the piano I was a small child and I just fell in love. It changed from music to fine arts, and back and forward and again until I could let both have space in my life. I say that art for me is like water, it will find a way to go out, as a river, waterfall or a geyser. I grew up with it, I don’t distinguish being alive and making art.
My work is emotional and experimental. I talk about music and silence, energy, colour and the search for Freedom. My art practice is very diversified in form - moving fluidly through painting, installation and music. It consists mostly of abstract paintings and pieces made with parts of ‘dead’ pianos. I use different kinds of media. Every work demands a different technique to have a personal voice, therefore is intentionally diverse in form but consistent in its subject.
Music inspires me the most. People. My own experiences. Past, future, oriental philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism. Silence. Kandinsky and his theories. John Cage, Erik Satie, Lucien Freud.
I create art because it brings me an understanding of the existence in this life and what I feel is what I would like to create inside the observer, to set him free.
Samantha Tiussi is a mixed media artist born in Rio de Janeiro. Her art practice is very diversified in form - moving fluidly through painting, installation and music. Her first contact with art was through music. She studied piano as a child and went on to complete her degree in visual communication at Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Her practice thrives on a dialogue between the visual arts and music taking inspiration from the work of Wassily Kandinsky, John Cage and Eric Satie as well as aspects of eastern thought. Her recent works on canvas incorporate painting with mixed media and objects as pieces form old pianos. In 2017 she began a series of sound compositions combining intense, semi-biographical spoken word ‘dialogues’ with her own piano compositions. She currently lives and works in Berlin.