Annalù ALCHEMICA | Finissage and Talk
TALK with ANNALÙ
JANUARY 21, 2023 H 4.00 pm
After the great success of the opening reception of her solo exhibition “Alchemica”, ANNALÙ will be back at PUNTO SULL’ARTE Gallery on SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 at 4pm for an exclusive interview with Alessandra Redaelli, journalist, art critic and art curator. It will be a unique opportunity to meet the artist, learn more about her work and artistic research and the last day to visit the ongoing exhibition.
Annalù is one the most well-known Italian artist of her generation, especially for her research that combines the beauty of the materials chosen with a strain to abstraction of great aesthetic and conceptual strength and absolutely contemporary.
Her shapes are metamorphic, imaginary architectures, which are lyrical and evocative, created with an almost alchemical process through which glass, synthetic resins, papers and other materials merge to mold a magma which is dense but, at the same time, transparent, light and equally resistant.
ANNALÙ was born in San Donà di Piave (Venice) in 1976. In 1999 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Her works have been shown in many important solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad (United States, Dubai, China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Switzerland, UK, Singapore, Russia). She took part in the Venice Biennale in 2001 and 2011 and she has won several awards and mentions. In 2009 she was selected as Italian representative in the international group exhibition at the Moya Museum in Vienna. Her works have been exhibited in Italian and foreign Museums and are part of the permanent collection of MACS in Catania and MIM – Museum in Motion Piacenza. In 2020 one of her sculptures has been acquired by the German VAF Foundation. Throughout her career she has created artworks of all sizes, from 15×15 cm to site-specific installations of monumental dimensions. She is an artist endowed with great imaginary where nature is declined in liquid forms. From the resin, which is very used in her sculptures, it comes a poetic work played on the short circuit between the natural element and a great artificiality, between the apparent fragility and consistency of the material. She focuses her work on the moment of transition between one state and another, through a dynamic balance very close to the alchemical science aimed at the transmutation of one matter into another. Annalù’s artistic project is different from all contemporary art proposals; the oxymoron that underlies her poetics is evident in her work: a three-dimensional sculpture that seems absolutely, incontrovertibly liquid. She lives and works between Jesolo and Dubai.
Published on 07/01/2023