Alessia Iannetti: Daphne Descends @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

Blue-Throat-Alessia Iannetti

Alessia Iannetti was born in 1985 in Carrara (Italy), where she still lives and works. She enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, majoring in Painting and studying under Omar Galliani and Fabio Sciortino.

“Her work, characterized by an illustrative style, is nourished by poetic elements, the artist prefers the classical drawing technique, creating an encounter of hyperrealism of subjects, details and a surreal dimension where female characters, evanescent as spirits, reign in a space between infancy and adulthood. Her pale creatures, angels or demons, nymphs of the forest, or gothic lolitas, breathe in a natural, fantastic universe where metaphors and dark symbols pullulate; references of the dream world that send us to Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist Painting. Her moths, little hummingbirds that sew blinding sutures, or nourish through the blood of a sacred heart. Her dragonflies that enlighten the darkness and other fragile tiny insects, getting lost in the thick vegetation to live there hidden as locked secrets. All these arcane elements are re-interpretated in a dark way by the artist, who associate them to the world of literature, horror movies, Indie and Alternative Rock music; an essential ingredient and soundtrack of her creative process.

The exhibition Daphne Descends takes name from the song of the Smashing Pumpkins and follows the mith of Apollo and Daphne. Ten brand new artworks, with Iannetti’s unique style, realized in graphite and oil colors on wood or paper, take us through a surreal exciting fusion with Mother Nature.” ( from artist’s website)

Daphne Descends runs through April 6, 2013. For more information, visit Dorothy Circus Gallery. Check out more of Iannetti’s work at

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