Artist: Alice Andreini
Exhibition: No-Mans Land
Media: Oil Paint
Gallery: Max L. Gatov Gallery East
About the Artist:
Alice Andreini is currently a student in CSULB’s School of Art. She is pursuing a MFA degree in painting and drawing and will be graduating this semester. She has always loved art and talked about how it is like her religion. It is one of her biggest interests in life.
The gallery was consumed with very large canvases of similar style painting. The way in which she painted them was consistent throughout: geometric and dimensional. Each piece varied in color and patterns that represented landscape.
Andreini’s exhibit explores the innocent nature of landscapes. Typically, people go about their lives without putting much though into the beauty of a landscape so Andreini used her art to explore what it reveals about reality and how we perceive it as individuals. Her main message is about questioning what is in front of you instead of mindlessly glancing over it.
I was really drawn to Andreini’s exhibit and found all of the pieces uniquely beautiful. At first, I didn’t really know what what painted onto the canvases. I just saw colorful, geometric, abstract shapes. I actually thought a lot of the paintings looked like mirrors and reflections. It definitely opened my eyes once she explained the idea of landscapes. However, I think it is so abstract that it can for sure be open to individual representation.