It’s no secret that, at Atlas, we adore mixed media. There’s something about taking an image that one person has created, and having someone new interpret that image in a completely new way that we find fascinating. Nothing is ever the same, and each piece is always original. What’s not to love? We came across Rebecca and were completely blown away by her talent; how gorgeous are her collages?! Get to know Rebecca, and more about her craft, and how she got started in collage. Hint: It’s got a lot to do with Cara Delevingne.
Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up?
My name is Rebecca and I’m 21 years old. I was born in Spoleto, a small city in the heart of Italy and I still live here.
Have you always been creative?
Yes. I’ve always loved drawing and painting. I think I started drawing before I could even speak! My aunt is a restorer and an art lover, she used to bring me with her in her laboratory. Then I went to an art school where I studied scenography. But I’ve never been passionate about theatre… I just wanted to learn to paint.
When did your interests in collage and mixed media begin?
Before doing collages and mixed media pieces I was a traditional drawer. I was so fascinated by female models so I was always searching for beautiful editorials to draw. This interest introduced me in the fashion world. After a few years, only being able to use pencils for my art began to feel restrictive and choke me and my creativity. I wanted to explore other media and, mostly, use graphic design. So I’ve started messing around in Photoshop on photos of Cara Delevingne.
You have a fashion focus with your collage – why is that?
The fashion business allows me to be totally free. In this world, nothing is ever wrong or right. You just can like it or not. It makes me feel like I can do and mix whatever I want.
What inspires you the most?
Pictures are my main inspiration. I just look at them and I try to understand what they suggest me to do with them. One thing I alway keep in mind when working on a picture is to fully maintain its original beauty. I just try to bring out its soul and make it even stronger.
What aspirations do you have for your career?
My biggest dream is to live off of my art, become a successful visual artist and collaborate with the biggest brands in the fashion world. Basically being known for my collages!
Where can our readers stay up to date with you and your work?
Mostly Instagram (@rebeccacoltorti_art), it’s the social media platform that I use the most and you’ll find there all the pieces that I create. You can also check out my website rebeccacoltorti.com for more work.