We often find ourselves in situations that are difficult to explain in words. Sometimes we experience feelings that we cannot describe or catalogue. This is where Momusso, the artistic name of Martina Lorusso, comes to our rescue with her illustrations.
It is likely that many of you have already heard her name; we at Collater.al have been following her work with fascination for some time and it seemed to us that the time had come to dedicate the space it deserves to her art.
Martina Lorusso came to illustration thanks to an interest in advertising and posters that led her to study advertising graphics right from high school. Today, in addition to her work as a graphic designer, she is also an illustrator.
Her works are images made up of a few elements, words or short sentences that in their simplicity always manage to capture states of mind common to many. Martina is inspired by what happens around her and by what she feels, and she shares this with the world.
A little over a year ago, the artist published her first book entitled ‘Vocabolario Sentimentale – Le parole che non ti ho detto‘, published by Giunti Editore, which perfectly represents the essence of her work. It is a real illustrated vocabulary in which you can find invented words, often born from the crasis of two words, which perfectly describe concepts and feelings for which there is often no equivalent in words. “pigiamenica”, “amorancora”, “nostralgia” are just some of the terms you will find as you leaf through the pages of the book.
Finally, we would like to make special mention of the series of illustrations in the category “Dichiarazioni d’amore” (“Declarations of love”), which you can find on Momusso’s Instagram profile, where she is followed by over 80 thousand people. It is a collection of small sentences that make you smile and describe what true love means, the everyday love, much better than those pompous declarations we see in the movies.
In short, Martina Lorusso, aka Momusso, is one of those artists you absolutely have to follow.