Rabat - Beatrice Poggio, an Italian photographer and artist, will be showing her work at the Marrakech Henna Art Café in an exhibition starting on March 1st and running until the end of the month.
Rabat – Beatrice Poggio, an Italian photographer and artist, will be showing her work at the Marrakech Henna Art Café in an exhibition starting on March 1st and running until the end of the month.
Poggio got her start working as a fashion photographer after completing her studies at the Liceo Artisico Statale Paul Klee and the Scuola Professionale di Fotografia F:64. Her work kept her in Florence, Milan, and Paris, and when she took up painting in 1997 she was able to travel further, working as a painter and art teacher throughout western continental Europe and the UK and Ireland.
Poggio’s work is strongly influenced by her travel, and “the physical journeys enable her to discover new cultures and inspiration, and the accompanying emotional journeys enable new discoveries of the human spirit,” she stated in a press release. She utilizes “universal symbols and themes: nature, Mother Earth, time, the feminine, and dreams.”
She also chooses not to confine herself to one medium and one surface, preferring to work with a variety of mediums, from printmaking to collage and paint to pen, on a variety of surfaces, such as wood and canvas, and even furniture.
According to the press release, another event will be held in the High Atlas mountains, 24 km south of Marrakech, on March 20th in order to benefit Jarjeer Mules, a care center for Morocco’s many animals in need. The event will be sponsored by Poggio and the owners of the Marrakech Henna Art Café, Rachid Karkouche and Lori K. Gordon.
Poggio’s work can be found all over the world, in galleries and shops in Italy, the UK, Spain, and Morocco.