ELLA CASSISI


I hope to inspire people to take a step back and to get another perspective on being human, reflect on their thoughts and actions. Take time to truly see, to discover their own imperfect beauty.

Be proud of the struggles and the processes.


Be thankful for the beauty that comes with a painful history. I'm inviting everyone in the world to : not be afraid to live the full spectrum of life with all the emotions and feelings therein.

ABOUT MY WORKS I PAINT IN DRAWINGS AND ART DRAW IN PAINTINGS, BUILD RELIEFS AND SHOP STRUCTURES TO CONTACT CANVAS PAPER OR WOOD.



About


I finished my study Fine Arts at the ArtEZ Art Academy in Arnhem in 2011. I not only practice painting and drawing but also photography, film making, printing techniques and sculptural works, working with bronze and cast aluminum. In addition I learned some glass blowing techniques and working with ceramics. A wide range of techniques and I found merit in them all.


During that time my paintings/works became more wild, organic and expressive, often consisting of different materials, introducing rhythm and structures. Using splashings, drippings and introducing different kinds of sand in my work.


I move on the border between chaos and order, darkness and light, Yin and Yang - the forces that hold the universe in motion.


Black and white, these "non-colours" symbolize the universal forces for me, that's why they are so important in my work.

Sand, which I like to use, is of great significance: due to its low fertility, it stands for drought, dryness and its countless grains seem perhaps worthless. But because of its countless numbers it also stands for abundance, as well as eternity.

Not only beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but also the idea of good & evil is a matter of perspective. I love playing with perspectives and creating illusions. Strength lies in movement and movement is life. This is visible in my dynamic drawings: The lines dance on the surface and give shape to the figures.

I use several layers of translucent white to paint over the drawings, thereby adding layer by layer, with splashing and drippings to make them less perfect and diffuse. Like memories getting diffused by time.

In addition to my black & white art, I create sculptures which represent balance and unity with all its movement-rich detail. This work reflects the early influence of H.R. Giger and expresses my love for biology and living things. Organic forms with many joints symbolize the continuous movement, entities that are symmetrical in itself.

Ad curram et Cummunico


- to care is to share -

I have drawn and painted with great fondness for as long as I can remember. At the age of ten I got my first oil paints and I painted a lot of landscapes and still lifes. Having experimented with oil paints for a couple of years, I tried every material I could get my hands on.

Leaving paper and canvas behind, I started to paint big fantasy murals with watercolors on my bedroom walls often during the nights. With paper-maché I created reliefs and 3D impressions on that same wall. Only to leave them for a couple of weeks and start a new picture on top of the old one. 



I really liked the idea of creating something beautiful which can only be experienced for a short period of time. Since creation is one part and destruction is another part of life.


EXHIBITIONS


2020 November

Open Studio Weekend Armhem/ NL

Group exhibition

2017 December

Podium NUN Arnhem / NL

Solo exhibition

2016 August

Unexposed/Exposed   School de Ruiter Weurt /NL

Group exhibition

2016 April & March

Monas manet in se- Podium NUN Arnhem /NL

Solo exhibition

2013 October & November

PorcupineGallery  Popup Gallery Nijmegen /NL

Group exhibition

2013 November

De Nieuwe Gang monastery Beuningen /NL

Group exhibition

2013 January

De Wolven Willemeen Popodium Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2012 October & November 

Refound Footage ACEC  Apeldoorn / NL

Group exhibition

2012  October & November

6 Artists and 6 Boxes Atelier Vording te Ewijk /NL

Group exhibition

2012 April

Set design Popodium Jacobiberg Easterconcert Arnhem /NL

Solo works

2012 February

Mouseion Etalage derde Wal Nijmegen /NL

Group exhibition

2011 December

The Power of Spatie Culture Center Locatie Spatie Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2011 October

VERF- Paint Popupgallery Epix/Perron026 Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2011 September

Group exhibition

2011 September & October 

Twente Rijksmuseum Enschede /NL

Solo exhibition

2011 September 

Wijk voor Kunsten - Art for the Neighourhood Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2011 July

Group exhibition

2011 Juni

Amuse geule- Gallery de Bytensael Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2011 Mai

FUSE -de Waarmakerij Nijmegen /NL

Group exhibition

2010 Mai

8e Biënnale Glasroute Lier Bavo Tibos Lier /BE

Group exhibition

2009 Mai- Juni

Geheime Gereedschappen in bronce -Secret tools in bronce Studio&Shop Babtist Arnhem /NL


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Group exhibition

2009 April - Mai 

Diep! Spoorzicht WTC  Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2008 Mach

Isola mia- ArtEz Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition

2008 April 

WET PAINT! The old Danceaccademy Arnhem /NL

Group exhibition