Throughout the years, Alici developed a personal narrative language involving symbolism which explores themes such as collective memory, fairy-tale inspired imagery, antique myths and the cult of ancient divinities. Dreamlike atmospheres and fantastic scenarios find expression through big-sizes paintings that "embrace" and include the viewer into an immersive experience. The presence of female figures within bucolic scenes, often inhabited by animals, outlines two constant features of the artist's work: the attempt to define the role of women in today's society, and an instinctive (almost visceral) connection to nature. "I love trees, especially ancient ones - I love their shapes. [When I paint them] I feel like building a bond with the wisest life-form on the planet"; and like tree leaves, the artist's palette changes and envolves almost seasonally, with dynamic colour contrasts.
These silent images demand investigation, pushing the viewer to question the symbology laying behind figures and gestures, and invite to explore and wander through unexpected scenarios.
Alici, with her gentle touch, plays with the lure of the unknown.
Text by Livia Parolin.
PITTURA LINGUA VIVA. INTERVISTA A BEATRICE ALICI
VIVA, MORTA O X? 91ESIMO APPUNTAMENTO CON LA RUBRICA DEDICATA ALLA PITTURA CONTEMPORANEA IN TUTTE LE SUE DECLINAZIONI E SFACCETTATURE ATTRAVERSO LE VOCI DI ALCUNI DEI PIÙ INTERESSANTI ARTISTI ITALIANI: DALLA PITTURA “ESPANSA” ALLA PITTURA PITTURA, DALLE CONTAMINAZIONI E SLITTAMENTI DISCIPLINARI AL DIALOGO CON IL FUMETTO E L’ILLUSTRAZIONE FINO ALLA RILETTURA E STRAVOLGIMENTO DI TECNICHE E ICONOGRAFIE DELLA TRADIZIONE.
Walkin' VIAS, open studios organized by Venice Independent Art Scene in collaboration with Cescot Veneto, Kadabra, Venice, IT
Venice Time Case, group exhibition, cured by Luca Massimo Barbero, at Tommaso Calabro Gallery, Milan, IT
Punto Zero - Identità sospese, group exhibition cured by Piernicola Di Iorio, Palazzo D'Avalos, Vasto, IT
Opus Focus, group exhibition cured by Francesco Fabris, Calle Legrenzi, Venice, IT
VE(R)NICE, open studio organized by Venice Independent Art Scene, Kadabra, Venice, IT
Pesi Massimi, group exhibition of five month residence, a project by Fondazione Malutta, Spazio Punch, Venice, IT
StArt, double solo show with Luisa Badino at Studio Alcor, Padua, IT
A tutta Malutta, open studios organized by Fondazione Malutta in collaboration with Cescot Veneto, Studio Distilleria, Venice, IT
AIR4 - 100 ARTISTS 100 ARTWORKS, international group exhibition at Ravnikar Gallery Space, Lubiana, SLO
Frase got talent, finalists of the international art prize, cured by Frase Contemporary Art
102° Collettiva Giovani Artisti, group exhibition curated by Stefano Coletto, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, IT
Il Gemello Cattivo, project by Fondazione Malutta, Santa Maria della Scala's Museum, Siena, IT
Nocivelli Art Prize, group exhibition of finalists, Chiesa della Disciplina, Verolanuova, Brescia, IT
Torre Maluttona /Mercato Babelico, group exhibition cured by Fondazione Malutta, Monitor Gallery, Rome, IT
Perpendicular, project by Fondazione Malutta, Parallel Vienna Art Fair, Wien, AT
Trigger Party, Fondazione Malutta's talks, curated by Siliqoon and promoted by Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, Milan, IT
Passengers That Come And Go, group exhibition cured by Fondazione Malutta, Tulla Culture Center, Tirana, AL
Collezione Malutta +Black Market, group exhibition cured by Fondazione Malutta, Monitor Gallery, Rome, IT
Frase got talent, finalists of the international internet art prize, cured by Frase Contemporary Art
Avviso di garanzia - Fuori Uso, group exhibition curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Simone Ciglia, Ex Tribunale, Pescara, IT
Fondazione Malutta Meets the Albanian Pavilion, project by Fondazione Malutta, Albanian Pavilion of Architecture Biennial, Arsenale, Venice, IT
99° Collettiva Giovani Artisti, group exhibition curated by Stefano Coletto and Rachele D’Osualdo, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, IT
Città di Monsummano, group exhibition of finalists of the international prize in etching, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, IT
Uncharted, workshop at Art Kontakt Festival, curated by Andi Tepelena, Porto Palermo, AL
INNESTI (DormiVeglia), group exhibition curated by Paolo Dolzan, Grigno, Trento, IT
Atelier F. Il talento senza i maschi, group exhibition curated by Carlo di Raco, Fine Art Academy of Venice, IT