Giorgia Bellotti (aka Giorgibel) came into contact with a variety of art disciplines at a young age. She ended up studying painting, before working as a self-taught graphic designer and gradually becoming more and more passionate about photography, the aesthetics of an image and its visual message. The self-portrait became the preferred form of self-expression for her.
Giorgibel takes photographs to understand what lies beneath the surface. Her self-portraits are an attempt at self-definition, at crystallising her otherwise diffuse identity. In them, the photographer allows her emotions to emerge, thus entering into a dialogue with both herself and the viewer. Moreover, since becoming mesmerised by the surrealist art of René Magritte, the Italian artist has been curiously exploring our ability to subvert rational thought. Admittedly, often still with her lens pointed at herself.