Alessandra D’Agnolo in her Venice studio
Alessandra D’Agnolo BIO
After graduating as a painter from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice I decided to further my studies in chalcography. To this end, I enrolled in the master’s program at the Slade School of Fine Art in London (UCL), specializing in engraving techniques.
Thorough knowledge and technical proficiency in artistic methods, underlined by a personal curiosity in the applications of various materials, I define my work as “an ongoing research of the unknown.”
This does not mean, however, that my work is left to chance. Not at all.
Composition, balance, color, and above all, the use of light, are always given careful consideration. This is probably due to my background – to my observation of the great artists of the past (Tintoretto, first and foremost) whose works I have studied and fully absorbed in person, right down to the most minute details, even from a young age.
I feel a great attraction to spaces, objects, and bodies linked to a suspension of time … the oblivion.
An inevitable connection to my personal history that is yet to be fully deciphered.