The show revolves around three main themes namely: faces, human figures and flora. These are the themes of an aesthete and are executed with a flowing painterly hand driven by a profound poetic sensibility. Sofia’s palette and her use of space conjoin to impart a sense of lightness: the lightness of a dream state. The eyes that stare from the canvas are indifferent to an inelegant world. The flower buds are not paintings of flowers as much as they are paintings of sensuality, perhaps even sensuality itself.
Sofia Cacciapaglia was born in in Ponte dell’ Olio, Italy in 1983, and lives and works between London and Milan. She graduated in painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Her work has been collected by various private collections in Italy including that of Banca Sistema. She represented her country at the Venice Biennale in 2011. The elegance of her work has also been recognized by the world of fashion. The designer Caterina Gatta used her images as inspiration for her Haute Couture collection, which was featured in Vogue Italia this year.