Artist: Alice Andreini
Exhibition: No-Mans Land
Media: Paint on Canvas
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Max L. Gatov Gallery East
Alice Andreini is a graduate student at CSULB working towards getting her MFA in drawing and painting. On her free time, Alice likes to read poetry, writings on philosophy, and classic literature, her favorite writer being Virginia Wolf. She’s been living in the Long Beach area for a while now and has been going to school here for 3 years. She always wanted to be a painter, but she never pursued her dream, until about 3 years ago when she decided to go to school for art.
Alice’s art is very complex, but not too overwhelming. Every painting has a range of different shades of certain colors that work together beautifully. Her paintings are full of lines and are rich in texture. She tries to make create three-dimensional landscapes in her work. Her paintings have a satined glass, geometric type of feel to them. All of her painting are painted on canvases. Her paintings have a lot going on in them, but Alice uses similar colors to bring the painting together. The use of color in these paintings help tone down the paintings.
The three-dimensional landscapes that Alice paints are to represent the possibilities of the future, and the things that may be better. The landscapes are used to create death in the paintings to show that there many things left undiscovered in ourselves. When making these paintings, Alice was exploring her suspicion of her own perception. She realized that everything we do seems so natural to us that we’ve become unaware of what goes into what we do. She was inspired by the way nature and landscape naturally work together and change how we see the world.
I found Alice’s work very interesting. At first, I had trouble understanding the meaning behind her paintings. To be honest, I was not going to write about this exhibition because I expected the meaning behind them to be something typical. I decided to talk to Alice about her work only out of curiosity at first. When we asked Alice about the message she was trying to send, I became very interested. The meaning behind these pantings helped me look at landscapes from a new perspective. Alice’s ideas were very eye opening and she did a very good job at creating interesting pieces.