Wk12-Artist Interview-Alice Andreini

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Artist: Alice Andreini

Exhibition: No-Mans Land

Media: MFA, Drawing and Painting

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East

Artist, Alice Andreini, is pursing a MFA in drawing and painting. She describes her landscape paintings as a critique on the traditional picturesque landscape painting. Rather than painting a clear image of nature, Andreini chooses to paint nature using spatial illusions.

Andreini’s use of spatial illusion is a unique take on the traditional landscape painting. In each of her paintings, one can see a lot of texture, and a variety of colors. Something she incorporates in her paintings is a little flag. For some people, they might not notice it if standing too far. From what I understood, the importance of the flag is like leaving a mark.

Rather than being inspired by nature, Andreini is inspired by her own question of why she looks at nature. From that perspective, she begins drawings. First, she begins with a loose sketch, and then lets the painting tell her what do next. Her choice of color is inspired by the the landscape being observed.

I found Andreini’s use of spatial illusion to be interesting because it is a less common technique when painting landscapes. Andreini’s style is unique, and inspiring. It’s great to see a new perspective towards landscape paintings.

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