Federica Cipriani


Federica Cipriani exhibits in our gallery since 2018.

I live Art in a constant search of my own state of harmony: colors, shapes, repetition and emptiness, caos and order. My creation are made of hundreds paper butterflies, suspended in nails of different heights and arranged on different composition levels.   Butterflies are just a beginning, chosen as a metaphor, embodying both elegance and vulnerability. The paper is the main material because it's the perfect tradeoff between resistance and frailty. I am fond of old book pages, lost in time or saved from destruction, living again through my art. Some works are attempt to get a glimpse of something ethereal, beautiful and harmonic, other works focus on the never ending battle between immobility and dynamicity, framed in a tridimensional and ghostly architecture. My butterflies move at the most feeble wind blowing, nevertheless they are tragically fixed by nails.   Within the same subjects, the choice of materials becomes crucial. The roughness of wood, together with its unicity due to age or color, provides a vibrant setting. It somehow reinforces the dichotomy between the apparent disarray and the controlled dispositions of forms.   With Plexiglas used in very few cases, so discreet to be almost invisible, the focus shifts, so I tend to consider more to the surrounding environment.   The canvas allows me to use different colors and create special nuances. Chaos, order, movement, immobility, freedom and interdependence: they all belong to who I am: a decorator and an craftsperson. 

2006 Graduation of Master of Art in Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna                                                                                            2015 1st prize Michelangelo Antonioni Award "4th Young Talents Competition for Ferrara"                                                                                        2016 1st prize "Artist on tour" Award Affordable Art Fair, Milan                                                                                                                              2016 Selected among the winners 5th edition "Premio Ora"                                                                                                                                      2016 2nd classified Nocivelli Award sculpture section, Verolanuova                                                                                                                    2016 1st classified Art Award 2016 sculpture section, Cairo Editore, Milan