"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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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.
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.