I am obsessed with color and its maximum contrasts. I sleep in green, I walk in blue, I think in yellow, I make love in fuchsia … My mind is saturated.
I like to explore the strong contrast between what others want to see in us and what we really are, what we really know about ourselves. Others have preconceptions about us, and even when we explain our true nature, they continue to impose their perceptions.
My work is inspired by a rich amount of history from indeigenous peoples, Latin American culture and European art traditions such as cubism, to today’s issues with societies and capitalism. For me, the feelings are a way to do my work, I focus on news stories, injustices, diseases and their effects on society
As a mother of three, I enjoy cowork with them so we create together and I permit them to act on my pieces or the way I do my art.
I play with the frivolity of the moment, including excess in details such as hairstyles, shoes, dislodged legs, using the color of the land where I was born, raised and live, Uruguay, South America.
Marisa Bernotti (1978), Uruguay. Graphic design (1999) and BD in Economics (2005).
Bernotti is a multi-disciplinary artist. In 2013 the Board of Soriano in Uruguay, granted her public recognition for her fundamental contribution to the development of the land in artistic activity. In the same year, she was selected as an artist of Mercosur for her exhibition “Eyes that speak, mouths that remain silent”, a show for women’s rights.
She was a finalist for the Poster of the 19th Montevideo Children’s and Youth Book Fair in 2019. In 2020 she participated in the SVA Residencies in Art Practice.
In 2021 she tooks part in the exhibition curated by Andrea Champlin, “A throw of the dice will never abolish chance” at the Flatiron Project Space in Nueva York City. In the same year she was selected for the Illustration Residency at School of Visual Art in New York City.
Their work was exhibited in many countries such as Uruguay, Argentina, Italy and the United States.
She is involved with the I found U global collective of interdisciplinary artists.