BA (Hons) Fine Art
Where has the artist been, what has she seen or recorded? Where will she go next? Lucia Calcagni’s engagement with place is both tied to the material qualities of actual space, and a reflection of intimate experience. Her work relays a trace of transit, promises to move elsewhere, between the head and the scene, remembered.
Her style of practice reflects an aura of perfection in the places she has been, and a sense of hope for perfection for where she will be going. Creating time-consuming pieces has allowed Calcagni to create an exact image of how she wants her mind to be viewed on canvas.
The landscapes she creates have been taken both from memory and imagination, creating an idealised flashback of a place that would probably look completely different to the way in which her mind has recreated itself. The realism in her work allows an audience to be drawn into thinking that they themselves could hope one day to see exactly as the artist has.