Sveva Altea

Sveva Altea, Contemporary Artist | Rome, Italy

Artist statement:

Since I was a child, I have felt the urge to draw and paint. When I went to study in London, I attended some life painting courses at Central Saint Martin School of Arts and Design, and this was the catalyst for me to become an artist. I then decided to study at Chelsea College of Arts and Design and at Guildhall University, where I graduated with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art.

I started as a figurative painter, until a couple of years ago when I felt the urge to start painting abstract. This resulted in me creating a series of "cosmic paintings", dreams, stellar nights, universe and space, oneiric visions, as a journey into my subconscious.

The artworks are a result of my imagination especially inspired by nature, astronomy and music, without restrictions, theories or limits. In fact, there are no rules l follow but l let my imagination guide me, like floating colours through an unknown universe. I don’t often use paint brushes as I like to paint with my hands, using different kinds of pigments, sand and resin, mixed with oils. For some of my compositions l use a lot of special pens, markers or my fingers to draw the lines. The lines often present in my works are reminiscent of an infinite and unknown space.

I like to explore new materials and media, so l have been making a series of abstract sculptures about the moon. I could say l am a daydreamer who paints the infinite shade of the universe through my emotional subconsciousness. As Edward Hopper said "if l could say it in words there would be no reason to paint". Because the process of creation is like a vortex it is limiting for an artist to describe their work in words. I would like that the viewer feels free to interpret the artwork through their own imagination and through the emotions it provokes in them.

Teardrop

2021
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
100 x 100cm
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£13650.00

Everloving

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
100 x 100cm
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£13650.00

Untouchable Gold

2021
Oil and ink on black paper
Unframed
40 x 60cm
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£5800.00

Never Land

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
100 x 100cm
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£12800.00

Beyond Connection

2021
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 60cm
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£7335.00

Moonlight

2020
Oil pigments and sand on canvas
Stretched, unframed
50 x 50cm
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£10235.00

Breathe

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 50cm
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Featured in the Royal Arts Prize London 2020 catalogue

£6825.00

Grace

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
80 x 60cm
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Featured in the asta Gigarte 2020 catalogue

£12800.00

Glow

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
80 x 60cm
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£7335.00

Purple Haze

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
100 x 80cm
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£11940.00

Echoes

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 60cm
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£7340.00

Daydreaming

2019
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
80 x 60cm
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Featured in “Arte a Palazzo” lnternational Prize catalogue
Featured in Galleria Farini Bologna catalogue, October 2019 page 8

£8105.00

Starry Magnolia

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
80 x 80cm
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£11945.00

Blossom # 4

2021
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 60 x 4cm
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£5800.00

Blossom

2019
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 40cm
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£5800.00

Shine On

2019
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
70 x 70 x 4cm
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£6825.00

Wings

2020
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
60 x 60cm
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£5460.00

Cosmic Grace

2020
Oil on tondo (circular) canvas
Stretched, unframed
40cm
Shipping included

£10235.00

Kind of Blue

2021
Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
50 x 50cm
Shipping included

£5800.00

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