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Chiaraliki – Erotic allusions in six shades of pink

Who is Chiaraliki?

Chiaraliki (art name of Chiara) is a 24 years old Italian girl who lives and works in Milan.

She works as a graphic artist and one of his greatest passions, after pasta, is illustration.

She is a simple, sunny girl who tries to find the positive side in all situations. She does not like to name, limit and label things and people.

She prefers to give than to receive and is an incurable altruistic. Behind the figure of “artist” there is a person in the flesh and this is sometimes forgotten.

In Instagram stories I often share and treat topics that are not related to art, but that it is right to make aware of.

For example, the political situation in Italy, which makes one shudder, or facts that concern the rest of the world, such as the war between Israel and Palestine, a subject to which I have recently become passionate, which I discovered (too late) thanks to a friend who for years has been trying to make the case known to as many people as possible, one of the few if not the only one who puts all of himself into helping others.

 

 

Six shades of pink. Why did you choose this color?

If I have to be honest, pink is a color that I never liked.

My favorite color is red because I believe that it cannot be categorized as an exclusively female color.

In fact, I never felt so feminine as others saw me.

I started to re-evaluate pink as a color when I started reading “Adventure Time” comics.

There is a character, named Princess Bubblegum, who is entirely colored with different shades of pink. I find it simple and very sensual.

When I started creating my illustrations, I thought that the perfect color to express my erotic theme without being vulgar was just pink.

Who are the women you portrait with your art?

I started with depicting models that already had experience with posing photos or photographs of artists that I feel are very close to my style, and then get to take selfies and pose myself for my illustrations.

For some months now, except for some collaboration, the girl you see in the illustrations is truly Chiaraliki.

Where does your creative process start?

I don’t have a real creative process that I follow to the letter, I am of the zodiacal sign of Gemini so I am, unfortunately, a bit moody.

I do what I feel, so that in which moment it seems better and I like it better.

Sometimes it happens that, while I’m in the car, the words of a song strike me and I think about what illustration could come out of it.

Other times it is the situations I live that inspire me (the illustration of the bouquet came from a beautiful day of celebration for a colleague’s wedding that took place at the end of July).

Then there are those days when I pick up the smartphone, set the self-timer and start trying out poses with particular objects that I have at home like handcuffs, inflatable bananas or other (moreover, you know, the artists’ houses are always full of strange objects – I laugh).

Once the shot is selected I go to work and start drawing. The rest comes by itself.

Often times your captions are poems or quotes form other artists. How do you select them?

Even for photo captions, I don’t have a fixed rule.

There are times when I decide to write something, and sometimes when I ask people to help me.

In the first months of this page I had opened a kind of competition aimed at those who wanted to write something for my captions.

The selection is not made on the person but on the writing, if I like the text and I believe that it is well written and manages to give an extra edge to the illustration, I use it.

Basically when it comes to short stories, the theme is always erotic.

When it comes to pills or other types of text instead, I try to create allusive captions, which give an erotic background but in a veiled manner.

Recently you posted many short stories by Ruscio Centanni. How did this collaboration start?

I met @rusciocentanni through a friend we have in common, Ileana (@ileanasphoto), who has been my fan since day 0 (and she is also my super beautician!).

One day, while she was giving me a manicure she told me about this “strange” friend of hers, described as a 2019’s Bukowski.

He showed me his Instagram profile and his stories … and I could not ask him to start a collaboration.

We now have a project together, which is still in an embryonic state, but which I want to continue.

If you hear from us in a few months, maybe I’ll tell you more!

How did your passion for eroticism was born, and how would you define it?

Eroticism is imagination.

It is the glue between the body, the verb and the thought.

It is to exalt and expand sexual impulses without going beyond the thin line between good and bad taste, between decency and indecency.

In my illustrations or captions I write I always try to put that pinch of malice that characterizes me.

When I discovered that I liked making allusions (and I could do it well) I decided that I had to do something to express these emotions.

I wanted to find something that could give vent to my imagination and that could excite me.

And what better way than drawing? What I want to leave to the audience seeing my illustrations is this: the pleasure of being able to imagine and travel with fantasy. 

What has been your greatest struggle in sharing your art online?

I guess I did not expect all this interest in my creations.

Let’s say that I started without having great expectations or specific goals to reach.

I want nothing more than to get to people for what I am.

Following a bit the unpleasant events that had the “colleagues” who have pages of erotic art, I knew that the first big monster to defeat would have been the censorship, dictated purely by ignorance.

As I said before, I find myself facing an issue that is still a taboo for our society.

Everyone thinks about sex, everyone has erotic fantasies but talking about it is not allowed.

I fight against all this, I fight for freedom of thought, for freedom of expression, for freedom in all its forms.

Any future projects or collaborations?

I’m working on several projects.

I can say that I will soon start a beautiful collaboration on the subject of “sex toys” with Sexy Mind Shop @sexymind_shop ( I suggest you to visit www.sexymind.it). I’m working with some friends who enjoy writing (@brucheroneipascoli2 and @yoma_pavonati) to create two books, one of which will probably be presented in June 2020 in Rome, on the occasion of pride month.

I am in contact with an American writer to create the illustrations of his next erotic book and, with a French fashion and art house Vous Monsieur @vousmonsieur, we are organizing the necessary to create a capsule collection with my illustrations.

In short, work is not lacking, time … unfortunately is never enough.

 

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