A characteristic in the work of the artistic duo Sandra Casagrande and Roberto Recalcati is the contrast between the exuberance of the rich floral still lives and the phases of decay and decomposition of the flower that shows, with pride, its dents, livids, aridity and its slow deterioration into a further stage of beauty. The perishable matter with its fragility and its stages of continuous metamorphosis thus becomes the subject and unique bearer of all "meanings".
SANDRA CASAGRANDE (1968) and ROBERTO RECALCATI (1969) graduated in Architecture in Milan. Their artistic partnership sees them engaged in the debate on the conservation of cultural heritage through teaching and the publication of articles and essays. A characteristic in their work is the contrast between the exuberance of the rich floral still lives and the phases of decay and decomposition of the flower that shows, with pride, its dents, bruises, aridity and its slow deterioration into a further stage of beauty. They have taken part in many exhibitions and art fairs in Italy and abroad. They have made several artistic projects for Dolce & Gabbana, in partnership with Ferruccio Laviani, for their private homes and in Dolce & Gabbana Man store in Milan. For Costa Crociere, in addition to several painted cycles, they signed the artistic curatorship of four cruise ships. During the 54th Biennale di Venezia, they were invited to exhibit as guests at the collateral event “Cracked Culture?/Eastern borders. The Quest for Identity in Contemporary Chinese Art”. Since 2012 their large painting “Flowers 07” is part of the permanent exhibition of the lobby of the presidential unit at Palazzo della Regione Lombardia within the project “Le colonne dell'Arte”. Their paintings have been exhibited in Sala delle Regie Poste at Uffizi Museum in Florence and at the Archaeological Museum in Reggio Calabria. They live and work in Milan.