Alessandra Taccia believes that there is beauty in the mundane and finds her subject matter in everyday life, favouring still-life and unpretentious objects. In her paintings, she focuses on the form and colour of the objects that she depicts, resulting in an intriguing balance of the figurative and abstract. Despite her simplification of domestic forms, they remain familiar to the viewer. Alessandra’s paintings feature no distractions, making the negative space surrounding the objects as important as the objects themselves.
Alessandra uses a muted and restrained palette, hues and tones which are drawn from memories of familiar natural and urban landscapes. Alessandra’s restrained approach results in the concise expression of ideas.
"The basic geometry of sculpture is explained in Alessandra Taccia’s tranquil tonal paintings where sphere, cylinder, cone are presented in a table scene of domestic objects – as cup, saucer and plate, - reminding us of the sculptural possibilities inherent in all forms."- Nicola Tassie describes Alessandra Taccia's abstract life paintings.
Dimensions: 51cm x W41cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Alessandra Taccia is an Italian artist and self-taught ceramist working and living in Cambridge. She studied Fine Art at Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genova and takes inspiration fromancient artifacts from the Mediterranean area and the Far East, as well as Zen philosophy and Theosophy.Alessandra’s exploration of space and composition has been translated to ceramics, as it allows her to bring to life the imagined forms which feature in her paintings.
“I aim to have simplicity in all I do, in my paintings I’ve chosen to use a figurative language which I reduce to form and colour, thus enabling me to focus on space and composition.”