[Artist To Watch] – Ramona Zordini

An evening post for you readers of an artist, that inspires me through her photography. Specifically, her capturing of the human body, in her series of prints/installations called –

‘C h a n g i n g   T i m e’

Have a listen to –

‘S k i p   &   D i e’

A beautiful series that shows the human form in water. The work is tranquil and encapsulating. You are drawn to how she captures the human form, skin and the lines through her work are wonderful.


I myself am draw to the human body for my own designs. If I am honest, my approach on seeing art can only be described as in Alexander McQueens ‘Savage Beauty’ book. I try to explain how I see art as a form, a physical being and from reading his book, I was able to say, like this, like McQueen.

Back to Ramona’s work, I am drawn into her colours, and as I said above the lines across the prints. The fractured discord and escapism. Where the water meets the skin, that single line that runs between each physical form is intriguing. It gives me an idea, inspiring tandems of creative thoughts that are strung along, to form a design in my head.

If I am honest, the neck is something that I try to push in my own illustrations. I will sit in front of a mirror and capture the line from the cheek to the jaw, and finally downwards towards the collarbone of myself. I love the neck in general, one of my favourite parts of the body. Each contour and each imperfection that maps out my face and forms me, as a physical form. The lines I see in myself, people and these prints, inspire how I could take that simple unnoticed ‘point’ of the body, and turn it into a design. My illustrations seem to take on that elongated neck approach too. And lines are very important to me, it is why I love Ramona’s work.

She has 4 series all with a similar theme. Her first is her, diving straight into the human form underwater. The plastic state, water creates as it covers skin, the lines, the depth of the skin under the surface. The details and of course the shattered sate of form. A beautiful gallery to look through. Each photo is similar yet so different from the last.

There is almost a hint of SShakespeareanand Greek influence with the form of the bodies. Much like the old style statues, the bulk of muscles against the colours of a Shakespearean era. Two very different styles, but smashed together in a harmonious balance in Ramona’s work.


The photos are intimate and gorgeous.

Romona Zordini talks about her art in the quote below.

The project Changing Time explores the theme of CHANGE thought of as mental and physical change related to personal instincts, lifestyle, emotion and the paths taken in the course of existence in a sort of writing indelibly imprinted on and in their bodies, portrayed in ‘liquid element’.

The series go on and explore new themes within a similar style. Please check the post to find my favourite ones from her website.


In her 4th series she takes on the form of the prints by sewing directly onto the image. Specifically the part of the image where the body is exposed out of the water. The lips, chest, hands and legs are elevated out of the print in fabric. It gives another dimension to the series, a twist on the theme of evolution perhaps?

Series 1 – Changing Time I

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Series 2 – Changing Time II

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Series 3 – Changing Time III

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So the time comes to end this post, but I hope you enjoyed this artists work.

A moving, yet still, and capturing collection, that is definitely worth browsing through. Check out more of Ramona’s work in the link below!


Images are (c) to Ramona Zordini

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