Ana Montiel

Taking in her paintings is like opening your eyes after a nap in the sand. The colourful masses on her canvas appear to be in motion, plunging the spectator into a semi-conscious state. Beyond the merely pictorial, Ana Montiel’s works read like spiritual, dreamlike invitations, that hit you with a feeling of satisfaction and involuntary entrancement. Any tangible form looks acid-washed; a silhouette or a ray of sun gives way to a sfumato of light and pigments. The artist is interested in the conceptual issues of perception and phenomenology, based on the premise that reality is nothing but a collective and controlled hallucination.

Ruggero Lupo Mengoni

Precious Armour
The striking Precious Armour story photographed for Luisa Via Roma by the talented Ruggero Lupo Mengoni at The Pictorialists stars Romina Morais at 2morrow Model Management in Milano and Korlan Madi. Intricate styling for the shoot is courtesy of Valentina G.Ottobri at Luisaviaroma.