. INSPADES Magazine .


“… one such keeper and creator of folklore is Italian photographer and artist, Ylenia Viola. With her extraordinary world filled with enchanted winged creatures, she portrays her supernatural alter egos in a sublimely beautiful parallel universe. Viola implores us to delve more deeply, to rethink physics, time and need for logic; coaxing us to live recklessly within the undefined and to play more peacefully in paradoxes. Her invitation is clearly written: imagine the unimaginable”.

You can read the issue INSPADES DUE here: www.inspadesmag.com

I hope you enjoy it!

. The FairyTale Issue .

Stubborn Magazine

Five of my pictures were selected and published on the FairyTales Issue of the Stubborn Magazine

. Tales of Ordinary Angels .

Interview for Citizen Brooklyn by Jill Gould

Tales of Ordinary Angels

Art by Ylenia Viola Interview by Jill Gould for Citizen Brooklyn

“Torino, Italy based artist/photographer, Ylenia Viola combines different photographs and quotes to create images that inspire otherworldly beauty with basic human emotions to remind us that anything is possible.”

Click on the image below to read the full interview.

Interview for Citizen Brooklyn

Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn
Interview for Citizen Brooklyn

. Dream .

by Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia & Illy Caffè

“Dreams are necessary to life” said Anaïs Nin. What do you think? How important are dreams in your daily life? What do you dream for yourself  and the world? 

This sentence opened the contest that Vogue Italia launched with Illy.

The 20 most inspiring images, selected by Franca Sozzani, were printed on a number of cards displayed in key places within the Vogue Fashion Night Out in Milan and in Florence and published on Vogue Italia.


. Galleria Aperta .

Galleria Aperta

Opening Exhibition press release

Galleria Aperta
Galleria Aperta

. @CreativeFlow_Graphics .

An Interview

When I received a DM on my Instagram account from Christy @leavemeto_dreaming asking me for an interview I couldn’t believe it. She is a very talented artist and the moderator of one of my favorite hubs on IG, @creativeflow_graphics , and she was asking for an interview!!! I felt so happy and thrilled for that request!

You can read the interview here on the right.

And i warmly suggest you to take a moment to follow @creativeflow_graphics on Instagram to discover wonderful artistic creations.

What inspires your photographic themes?

I get my inspiration from the external world, that somehow interacts with my internal feelings and thoughts. So a shape of a flower or an insect, a shadow of a tree can create an internal vibe that kicks a new project. At that point, I start thinking about that specific work, building in my mind, or something scratching on a piece of paper, the different components of a picture. Often, my results are very different from the idea that initiated that specific work, but they are the end of a mental process that takes sometimes days. Enough to say that I enjoy immensely going through that process.

If you had to describe your work using only three adjectives what would they be? 

Introspective: what is in my photo is an expression of my feeling, of my personal world, my experiences. It is a search into a parallel world where I sometimes love to disappear.

Inspirational: I try to leave in my works a little door open. I would like others to get inspired by these pictures and see things through the filter of their mind, experience, feeling. In a sense I’d like to think my pictures are sometimes a vehicle to allow others to travel in their world.

Silent: Usually there is no “sounds” in my pictures. The dialogue amongst the subject and the world is subliminal and silent. I let the light shaping the dialogue and to some extent… viceversa.

How has your work evolved since you first came to IG?

My work has changed dramatically since my first posting on IG and for multiple reasons. Instagram allows reaching many people and communities that share your interests. So there is a continuous dialogue and a continuous exchanging of information, direct or indirect, that facilitate and stimulate your journey. Instagram is my studio to experiment, my stage to show, my place to meet new friends.

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