Have you ever considered that ‘Surrealism’ can be created directly from ‘Reality’?
Photographic artist Alessia Sissa believes it’s possible, and we are happy to introduce you to her work.
Let’s take a step back and explore in more depth what Surrealism really means. Historically speaking, Surrealism is the art movement in which artists develop new techniques in an effort to set their unconscious mind free to express themselves. Surrealist artists have created illogical and dreamlike scenes, breaking the rules that define our conventional world.
Artists like André Breton, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí became famous for their ability to release the power of their minds and for the impressive works created through their methods.
Now, you may be thinking this is an easy thing when it comes to digital photography, isn’t it?
This is why we have asked to Alessia to share her views.
Alessia is a fine art photographer and visual artist fascinated by the power of Surrealism. Born in Italy, she now lives and works in the UK. From a very young age, Alessia has always been a creative person, thanks to great art teachers at school who were able to share their passion for art with her.
Alessia’s work creates a connection between the natural world and our imagination in a simple and elegant way. Every artwork she makes is first created in reality and then captured with the camera. As photographers, at Photiq we can relate when she says, “I work with minimal post-production editing and real-life techniques.”
Her style is unique; Alessia’s main body of work encapsulates elements such as feathers, spiderwebs, flowers and origami. She also enhances some of the works using mixed media.
Alessia challenges our perception of reality, and tries to help the audience to go beyond common perception, beyond the concept of ‘normal’. Every work represents her interpretation of dreams, and provokes emotional reactions.
Each piece is produced in very Limited Editions, all under Alessia’s direct supervision. For each piece, she carefully chooses the materials that will emphasise the work. Her work comes to life using a wide variety of materials, including aluminium, acrylic glass, canvas, fine art paper and bespoke framing methods.
Alessia has exhibited her fine art photography in London and around the UK, participating in respected art fairs and exhibitions across the country. She has an ambitious program of major exhibitions and art fairs during the year.
We are proud to exhibit selected works from Alessia Sissa at Gallery Photiq. If you want to know more or have a look at her works, we invite you to visit our gallery at 40 Park Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QN or visit her website at http://www.theemotionaleye.co.uk.