Through her painting, Rosalba Arcilla seeks to make the space her very own in order to draw in the soul of the viewer. For her, the canvass is the meeting point
between the reality of her interior world and the external world. Because she knows the boundaries of painting, she knows painting.
Her painting is a continuous start at the beginning: a continuous metamorphosis and a continuous renewal. She does not care what happens; she only cares about continuing this
The modernity of the forms that she creates, conceived in the shelter of a stirred up actuality, is recognized in the liberty with which they are transfigured from reality,
resuscitated from the dream; creatures that re-emerge from the conscience absorbing the unforeseeable whims of the psyche.
A subtle symbolism – the result of an interior analysis conducted at the limits of the imaginary, synthetic and expressive. Effects that are extremely fragile emotionally and
of rare poetic consistency.
Lino Tardia, Rome 2005
Lino Tardia is one of the most well-known Italian artists of our time. In 2003 he received the gold medal for lifetime achievement from Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, president of
the Republic of Italy.
LINO TARDIA (Review 2)
Rosalba Arcilla discovers a highly refined tonal range in her material. The colors sublimate into an ethereal and
Nuances slip from one colour to another in a refined and harmonious manner.
This operational rigour generates formal affinities, taken from expressive convergences, strictly figurative acts of
rationality, being united with a most profound and evocative representative lyricism.
Rosalba places her figures in a state of material-temporal suspension, as if wanting to go beyond the limits of human
experience so as to reach the significant depth of being and to discover their secret soul.
Her unmistakable mark is so refined; her reach is sensitive, intense, vibrating with life and light.
This review is based on Nude Images 2012 and Figurative Series ii.