ELISA BERTAGLIA

Elisa Bertaglia (b. Rovigo, Italy in 1983) is a painter and visual artist living and working between Rovigo, Milan, and New York. Bertaglia studied at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts under Carlo Di Raco, graduating in painting at the first level in 2006 and at the second level in painting in 2009 with distinction. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

In Bertaglia’s artistic research, the world of the unconscious, nature, duality, and memory is represented through a miscellaneous approach. Through small- and large-scale paintings and drawings on paper, wood, or canvas, wall drawings, small installations, and site-specific projects, she investigates the concept of threshold as a metamorphosis, difficult and necessary to the search and the development of identity. Through a philosophical approach, and an oneiric and symbolic language, the artist portrays a rich vocabulary of plants, animals, and children, fully immersed in imaginary but possible landscapes. Vertebras and fish skulls, roots and intertwined leaflets, children and wild beasts, hanging in the empty space or bound on branches of carnivorous plants, are all symbols of the short circuit in the complex compendium of rituals and rules that celebrate the natural passage between non-consciousness and consciousness.

8- Brambles, 12x9 in - 30,5x23 cm, oil, charcoal and graphite on acid-free paper, 2020

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Installation view of _Singing over the Bones_, diptych, 60.5x47

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3- Hic sunt Dracones, 43.25x35

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6- Brambles, 12x9 in - 30,5x23 cm, oil on acid-free paper, 2020

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