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© 2018 by Alessandra Pagliuca

"Research in figurative and realism has always been my prerogative. I have often tried to" break "the classical canons and turn towards something more conceptual, but I came to the conclusion that the best way to channel my ideas, my passions or a part of my thoughts was precisely through attention to detail, which is why my production is so diversified. When I walk away from perfectionism, little time passes before I regret it. So the only way to continue doing what I love is through a mix of hyperrealism and conceptual art, alternating classic paintings with pages of my favorite books, or stealing shots in the daily life of acquaintances and strangers, without ever escaping the pleasure of painting any what hits me.

My work has a direct language that fully reflects my life; my works, in fact, don't "hide" anything, but want to be immediate and explicit.

I almost always start from subjects I know, often quite well, to be able to dig deep and go beyond appearances.

The choice therefore falls on those close to you who are part of my world, or who have somehow left their mark. For me, the details of faces, hands and feet are keys to understanding their features and grasping their souls. My painting tries to capture the movement and expressiveness of a gesture, an instant or a pose, to impress a feeling, a message or an instant, and make it eternal. "

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Biography

Alessandra Pagliuca was born in 1988 in Chivasso (Turin, Italy) ; she moved to Lucca in 2017, and later to Viareggio, where she currently lives and works. She graduated from an art high school and decided to devote herself to painting and self-taught artistic experimentation.

Her "debut" took place in 2012, when she exhibited her first personal collection of artworks based on hyper-realistic research and study of faces and human expressions.
She has exhibited in various fairs and galleries, in Italy and abroad, and participated in different competitions that have seen her as a finalist on several occasions; she was the winner of the award announced by Elio Fiorucci in 2014 and Marchionni Prize in 2019, and a finalist in the Michelangelo Buonarroti Prize. Some of the main cities that hosted her artworks are Florence, Turin, Venice, London, Montecarlo and Laguna Beach, California. 

 

Her work is based not only on personal and collective exhibitions, but also on commissioned works for private clients and public companies. In fact, Alessandra started working on commission with the opening of her atelier, "Artemisia Contemporary", in 2015, specializing in portraiture.

The atelier was based first in Chivasso and then in Viareggio, for a free choice of the artist.

In 2019, thanks to the meeting with the artist Elisa Tamburrini, she started the Cultural Association Tambúca, Casa dell'Arte in Versilia, with the aim of promoting art.

Alessandra's customers also include Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Italia, for which she realized a series of wall decorations at the Italian headquarters in the province of Bergamo, and the Casa Editrice Duessegi, for which she still realizes portraits on commission.

Group Exhibitions

2019 | Bologna (IT)

MARCHIONNI PRIZE

Museo Magmma

2019 | Viareggio (IT)

ARTE IN MASCHERA

Factory 291

2018 | Ascoli Piceno (IT)

SEGNALI DI LUCE

Palazzo Dei Capitani

2016 | Udine (IT)

Contemporary Art Exhibition

ArtTime Gallery

2015 | Firenze (IT)

IL BIANCO E IL NERO

Galleria Merlino

2014 | Roma (IT)

KEEP ART & DREAM

Chiostro di San Cosimato

2014 | Montecarlo (MONACO)

6° BIENNALE D'ARTE

Hotel De Paris - La Telaccia

2013 | Venezia (IT)

FACES AND FIGURES

Palazzo Priuli Bon

2019 | Urbino (IT)

MARCHIONNI PRIZE

Palazzo del Collegio Raffaello

2018 | Forte Dei Marmi (IT)

PRIZE MICHELANGELO

BUONARROTI  | Villa Bertelli

2017 | Firenze (IT)

DeNudo

OnArt Gallery

2015 | Torino (IT)

WHAT'S TRUTH

Unique Gallery

2015 | London (UK)

PARALLAX ART FAIR

Chelsea Town Hall

2014 | Laguna Beach, CA (USA)

ART OF DANCE

Las Laguna Gallery

2014 | Los Angeles, CA (USA)

ROOTS | Online Exhibition

Linus Art Gallery

2012 | Tortona (IT)

PORTRAITS

11 Dreams Gallery

2019 | Villacidro (IT)

MARCHIONNI PRIZE

Museo Magmma

2018 | London (UK)

ARTROOMS

Melia White House

2016 | Genova (IT)

NIT | New Italian Talents

Satura Art Gallery

2015 | Firenze (IT)

DAL GIORNO ALLA NOTTE

UArtExpertise Gallery

2015 | Laguna Beach, CA (USA)

WOMEN IN ART

Las Laguna Gallery

2014 | Torino (IT)

ALL THE BEST

All The Best Gallery

2013 | Torino (IT)

PARATISSIMA 9

Paratissima Art Fair

Solo Exhibitions

2019 | Lucca (IT)

FRAMMENTI

Bipersonal exhibition

Palazzo Delle Esposizioni 

2018 | Online

Venderequadri.it

Online exhibition

2012 | Chivasso (IT)

SGUARDI

Palazzo Santa Chiara

Prizes & Awards

2019 | First Prize

MARCHIONNI PRIZE

Museo Magmma, Villacidro

2014 | First Prize

ELIO FIORUCCI Prize

Vipiteno

2018 | Finalist

M. BUONARROTI PRIZE

Forte Dei Marmi

2013 | Finalist

Basilio Cascella LVI Prize

Chieti

2018 | Mention

COMBAT PRIZE

Livorno

2012 | Finalist

IO ESPONGO XV

Torino

Press

2018

COMBAT PRIZE Catalogue

2014 - June

ARTE MONDADORI

2015 - March

ELLE ITALIA

2014 - June | July

ARTE IN

2014 - September | October

ART IN TIME

2012 - November

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