The artist

taking olfactory art into a dialogue within the world of contemporary and conceptual art

Maria Candida Gentile’s journey often spills over into the world of art, taking olfactory art into a dialogue within the world of contemporary and conceptual art, resonating in the works of contemporary artists such as Luca Vitone, Marco Nereo Rotelli and Pamela Rosenkranz.

The olfactory declination within the creative act itself is for Maria Candida the way she expresses herself: perfume becomes artistic expression, and can dress up an installation, carry pheromones, talk about asbestos, emptiness and absence, involving the public in heart -felt sensory dialogues with the soul.

Maria Candida Gentile has had exhibitions at the Venice Biennial, at the Prada Foundation, Pac Milan, the New Berlin Art Association and at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Brema.

art Slight Agitation
Luca vitone Imperium Maria Candida Gentile profumo

Artistic dialogue

deep emotions that conjure up forgotten spaces and time

«Experiences, stories and memories are key to Maria Candida Gentile’s creative process. It is through her exceptional ability as a maitre profumeur that she gets inside nature’s secrets and interprets them into deep emotions that conjure up forgotten spaces and time.» Dr Lara Conte, art critic.

The nose/artist develops her own olfactory language ,making nature protagonist and also creating a story influenced by past and present artistic references, so time in the artistic creative world of Maria Candida Gentile stands still, mixing styles and adultering the genres, taking the whole world of perfume art and contemporary art to a whole new level.