Alessandra K Cellini
Bio: Alessandra Cellini grew up as the quietest of a very loud, expressive family. Her work involves a lot of adventure in concept and experimentation, and is the place where she lets herself be exposed.
Alessandra’s work is most often concerned with some element of the psyche – emotion, identity and imagination – she finds something beautiful in darkness and melancholy and the sometimes unsettling depiction of a person’s moment of release. She sees the darkness that reveals itself in self-portraits as the extreme subconscious where all is distorted: a place where surreal dichotomies are produced, beautiful grime, simultaneous ecstasy and sadness. To her, it is a place where we can make the imaginary real and the real insignificant.
Both the process and the act of making the work are as important to her as the work itself, and can often involve a certain amount of performance (though often unseen).
She works in mixed media: a combination of paint, ink, drawing, printmaking, and alternative and traditional photo processes such as black and white printing, liquid emulsion, cyanotype, and experimental equipment such as throwaway cameras.