Although it all started as a childhood game, Valeria Duca felt a sense of duty to continue creating, to explore, to exhibit and to challenge. Her focus has changed in time towards more figurative works and she is currently most interested in painting portraits and exploring aspects of identity.
"I believe in the necessity of art. I have to. I believe in the necessity of self-expression. I believe life is a continuous journey of self-discovery. I believe that to define is to limit. I believe real freedom lies with honesty. I believe our culture marks us, as well as every interaction with the world. These beliefs drive me to create, motivate me in a quest for truth and give me the courage to face it."