Letteria Russo, in art Lillylilla, (Messina, 1975). Though her artistic formation has been various and multifaceted, she has always deeply cherished the love for painting. Before obtaining her Design Master degree in Milan, she graduated in her studies in art and jewellery in Rome.
Under these premises, in the years to come she founded a design studio with her siblings, collaborating with diverse fashion maisons, creating eyewear and jewellery for over twenty years.
In the last years her inclination for pictorial art has gained the upper hand, bringing her to engage in the participation of Italian and international private and institutionalised calls and exhibitions.
Important participations that have taken place are the collective “Cultura Identità” at the Teatro Civico La Spezia (2019) and the collective exhibitions in Milan at Arcadia Gallery, Genoa at Satura Gallery and DivulgArt at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa (2020). In February 2020 Lillylilla is published in Mondadori’s artist yearbook “Artisti della Mondadori”.
Artist and designer, Letteria artistic forms of expression range from eyewear and jewelry design to painting. She implements multiple techniques, materials and tools spacing from canvas and paintbrushes to digital instruments.With a versatile and synergetic creativity flowing towards the research of our internal experience and everything surrounding us, Letteria begins to draw and paint since childhood. As per vocation, the vigorous strokes of color become an extension of the soul and they exteriorize a pure and limitless energy through the blend of techniques and influences. Lines and tones from ultra violets to infrareds, fluo, strong and soft colors embracing the 9 colors of the rainbow: the acrylic on canvas translates into a language of vibrating combinations and contrasts where dreamlike labyrinths transcend verbal communication.While painting, Letteria enters a meditative state of reconnection to pure conscience, intuitively revealing her individuality and emotions to transform the artworks into unique and original pieces. She has also created a series of digital art prints on several supports such as aluminum, plexiglass and print on canvas.