Artist: Alice Andreini
Exhibition: NO-MANS LAND
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East
Alice is a student working towards her MFA in the Drawing and Painting program at the CSULB School of Art. After beginning her academic career trying to work in the medical field, Alice eventually changed her path and decided to pursue art for the rest of her life. She is now hoping to return to CSULB and teach art classes after she graduates.
Alice creates huge paintings that each have different textures and are full of color. She told us that some of them about two weeks, while others she worked on for a course of to months. Each painting had an abstract feeling to them and they had their own defining characteristics different from the last.
Alice described how she painted her pictures with a golf course landscape in mind. Although it may not look like one, she said that it embodied the picturesque landscape that she wanted. She focused on the abstraction rather the actual representation of the golf course. She started with the general idea of the landscape of a golf course and then from there she painted whatever she wanted on the canvas.
One of my favorite things about Alice’s exhibition was the size of the paintings. They were so big that it felt like I was being pulled into the canvas and becoming part of the art. I also really enjoyed her story. Having changed my own career path, I was always unsure if I had made the right decision. But, listening to Alice talk about how she was so happy with her decision reassured me that I made the right choice after all.