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BIOGRAPHY

 

Anna Scarpetti is a contemporary Italian artist born on 2th  of November in 1986; she graduated from the art high school in 2007 and she moved to Venice (where she still lives) to start her studies at the “Academy of Fine Arts” where she gets the first and second level artistic diploma with the highest score. The academic year’s marks, in particular, the artistic and personal path of the artist who is inspired by different artists of different artistic currents in also different years. The study of contemporary art leads her to greater awareness and pictorial determination, making some elements typical and iconic of Anna’s artworks.

Since childhood, Anna has shown a strong propensity for art, in fact producing art was almost an innate necessity that has been shown in her since when she was a child; during the academic course, she participated in various collective exhibitions and competitions. 

Once the academic path is over follows a period of artistic silence for 6 years, in the summer of 2019 Anna returns to paint with a more decisive and mature style that according to her is still evolving. Each canvas is an experiment, an experience that leads to evolution; in her works the moods, thoughts, and perceptions are exorcised through entities placed in surreal and suggestive scenarios, Anna paints freely and spontaneously, extraneous to rules and constraints, gives life to her works traveling between figurative and abstract.

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ABOUT MY ART....

 It is not always easy to explain the deepest meaning that lurks behind each of my canvases. There are always so many things one can tell only through the emotions and feelings prompted by my artwork. My art is life, reflection, anger, sadness and hope. And I love to use contrasts, which can be seen especially in the colors. I often juxtapose bright colors to dull colors, and portray dark subjects with suffering expressions. This is a choice that highlights the reality of a life made of contrasts between joys and pains, but it is also a stylistic choice together with the material and almost sculptural effect that I create with the spatula, sometimes defining the shape of the subject. What I enjoy most while painting is experimentation: I experiment with new techniques, often combining them. This has led me to a style that characterizes me; however, I believe that over time there will be further stylistic evolutions because for me it is important to move forward and improve by trial and error. I currently use acrylics, spray paints and oil paints. I define my art as “disturbing realism” because through color I express the most suffocated and hidden part of our being, of our feeling and thinking. But oftentimes my works are also a form of social denunciation; my subjects are inner monstrosities that give vent to their screams through the canvas.