Elena Cecchinato - 'Art in the Age of Now' Exhibition #ArtThursdays

Upholding our multidisciplinary philosophy, we at Stööki met up with Elena Cecchinato, an Italian-based artist known for embracing an eclectic mix of creativity as it has no bounds.   


Written by Tasnim H.

Throughout her career, Elena has fallen in love with painting ceramics, automatic writing, installations, sound composition, and live art, focusing primarily on drawing, creating the most exceptional pieces. Elena’s success travels across the globe from graduating with a master’s degree in History of African and Asian Art from Soas, University of London before securing an art diploma in South Korea, to having her artworks shown in multiple venues in London, New York, and Portugal.

Art provides a necessary escape for everyone. Elena utilizes her craft to showcase the similarities and differences between varying cultural practices to search for unity despite living in a fragmented society, finding reconciliation by drawing our inner experiences with the outside world.


“Expression produces formal solutions, images, and meanings, and in my art practice I want to transcend the realms of science and religion, the private and the political, the transgender, macro and micro economies, plurality and uniqueness, the visible and the invisible.” - Elena Cecchinato.



Elena introduced us to a unique piece for the ‘Art in the Age of Now’ exhibition. With the help of sound composer Timothy Ellis, she combined the use of low-frequency sounds to create a ripple effect as she paints an abstract design of water, opening our eyes to a new way different artists can collaborate to expand in their passion.

Elena’s latest project revolves around her ceramic collection - Museum Spirituality - which is inspired by the idea that art brings us a space of spirituality, where we have a high connection in our souls to a greater vision. Her use of vessels, cups, jugs, and plates purposefully depicts different cultures having the means to communicate and exchange wisdom on common human occurrences. It also portrays a relationship between drawing and writing and how these different outlets join forces so that we can visualize the world through a distinctive lens.  

The renowned pandemic of 2020 unusually represented how change is a constant guarantee in the essence of life and it inspired many artists like Elena to keep pushing through the adversity to create, despite the loss of opportunities due to travel restrictions.

Nevertheless, there’s still so much creative potential in the future as our artist continues collaborating with Timothy Ellis on the Liquid Sonic Abstraction project and sets forth to Oxford and Padua, Italy to share her art with even more enthusiasts.


Follow Elena on Instagram - @elenacecchinato - and check out her website - http://elenacecchinato.net/ - to see how she gives art a new meaning.

 Written by: Tasnim H. 

Interviews by: @stooki
Video by: @PurpleContrast
Photography by: @DJ _Lukey
Executive Produced by: @yellowdotart_ @Maya_Mihoc





'Art in the Age of Now' - Art Below Exhibition Part 2 coming soon! 

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