Patti Mollica considers that the essence of painting is not located in the painting, the subject or the motif painted but in all of the emotions and sensations contained in the work.
So refusing all hierarchy in the treatment of subjects, the American artist considers the urban landscapes of New York, the subway station platforms, the facades of dilapidated brick buildings or fire escape stairways as a source of inspiration and a poetic material as powerful as nature, flowers, trees, lakes or sunsets.
For Patti Mollica, the role of the artist is on the contrary to invest in all subjects and objects and to be capable of enhancing everything through transformation and creation, in particular those things whose beauty, poetry and aesthetics are less clear, more invisible, complex and contradictory.
The architecture, the street, the urban lifestyle, change and the speed offer the artist different readings of the real and different levels in her interpretation. Her raw, spontaneous style, sometimes borrowed from the Impressionists, advances with small touches and blocks of colour.
Using both oil and acrylic paints, the artist enjoys developing the intense, modern nuances in her painting to highlight the “beauty” of each thing, the poetic capacity, the aesthetic content of each situation, each movement, also freeing beauty of its purely physical and superficial qualities to enhance its deep, more spiritual qualities and its power of creation.