Michela Ghisetti lebt und arbeitet seit 1992 als freischaffende Künstlerin in Wien.
Sie studierte an der Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo und an der Akademie
der Bildenden Künste in Wien Malerei und Grafik.


Michela Ghisetti lives and works since 1992 as a freelance artist in Vienna.
She studied at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo and at the Academy
Fine Arts in Vienna painting and graphics.




We speak with several voices. The world sees itself as a multitude of identities.
People travel all round the world today. Body, plane, planet: everything is in motion. The world never rests.


In the flow of time


Things, appearances and processes are in perpetual movement and interaction.
At a time when traditional, standardised ways of living and lifestyles are breaking up, identities don´t just fall into one´s lap.


Sons and daughters no longer follow in their parent´s footsteps. Young female weavers have forgotten how to spin a thread of even thickness, yet they still set themselves at their mother´s loom. The changes of location confuse affiliation, but they add up on the basis of an ancient, unforgotten experience.


What we have experienced is linked and knotted together in a way that is not unlike a rag rug with magic threads. Even so, there is still an agreeable feeling of inner unity and rightness in the composition too.
One of these days some of us may come to the irrevocable understanding that we owe the essential part of our acquired knowledge and view of he world less to our teachers and the culture in which we grew up than to the diverse experiences rooted in the connection, which we once, as a child, had with nature. There is nothing in the sense that does not subsequently go towards culture. We come into the world as sensory human beings, but only a few remain so.


In this sense…one day I had the idea to draw threads, yarns and fringes in the same art as when I was a child. I decided to do it. I believe there is an ancient sense behind my mind.


The new drawings since 2015 show vivid, primar colors, free forms, floating lines, without conscious thought, without individual stories. They exist in a most universal language like a remembering forward.
Abstractions embody the creative matrixial potential, the tension between being and non-being, becoming.
These abstractions belong to an aesthetic energetics, expressing not verbal ideas or feelings, but fundamental experiences of the psycho-corporeal Self or collectivity.

Saltbags #2, 2016, Acryl auf Papier, 77 x 56 cm

Tutto #3, 2016, Acryl auf Papier, 77 x 56 cm

Tutto 3/17 (in Silber), 2017, Acryl und Pigmente auf Aquarellpapier, 150 x 112 cm