The Tale of Illusorya: Exploring the 'Dark Grotesque'
Forewarning: this article delves into the topics of suicide and self-harm. One question that comes up time and time again is: what makes a person an ‘artist’? Is it when a person becomes comfortable and practiced in their own craft, or when their work is appreciated by others? Is it when a person finds themselves finally exhibiting in a gallery? Or is it as simple as the moment one feels the satisfaction of creating one’s own art? Thankfully, Stefania Russo – better known as Illusorya –…