Anna Rita Cacciatore is a painter from Apulia. After graduating in the Art Institute in Lecce she moved to Bologna where she finished her academic education at the Faculty of the Performing Arts. After getting her degree, the artists claimed that : “I devoted myself to other issues, but after a while I started feeling the need to express my emotions and colors were the only tool I knew and that was at my disposal”. It was indeed in 2004 when she entered the world of Art by taking part in Saverio Lillo national painting competition in Ruffano (Lecce) and she never stopped displaying her works in both collective and individual exhibitions since then. In 2015, she participated in Arte Fiera Contemporanea in Forlì where she was selected by the Technical Committee chaired by Vittorio Sgarbi to take part in Contemporary Art Biennial in Palermo.
Her life in a nutshell shows how the need to make Art was not born to reach popularity or success but rather from a reconciliation and a need to open up her feelings. All this merged with soul and colors as if it was a painting stream of consciousness which transfers emotional scenic design on the canvas. When looking at her works, we can perceive the emotional state of the artist while painting and we can also internalize it.
The artist underscores that “reality is not only what we can see”. Her ability is to grasp every single detail putting it into a natural context from which she will continuously draw inspiration elevating it to a spiritual and dream state dimension. Her paintings could be considered abstract, but as I see it they illustrate a deconstruction process of reality: making visible what is invisible to our eyes and putting emotions on the canvas via an impressive visual content by using exclusively colors. Colors play a key role: both for a therapeutic capability and for their potential to attract observers who are taken aback by strong chromatic contrasts the artist uses a lot which remind of the colors of her home land.
Her artistic evolution dates back to 2004. We can perceive the starting point that sets a profile and subsequently it acquires a figurative expressionism to pass to a deconstruction of nature through the explosion of colors. Silence became her painting aim through which she can investigate conscience reproducing dream state scenarios. From her works, a sensitive soul emerges such as in “Unveiled frailties” inspired by the volume “The glass man, the strength of frailty” by psychiatrist Vittorino Andreoli.
The fragility of a Murano fine glass or Bohemian crystal: “Beautiful, elegant but it takes little to break it and go into useless pieces
Knowing how nature is, we need to handle with care and store it properly: you need to keep it away from places where momentum actions take place for that fine glass becomes just a memory. “Frail” means delicate, weak. Just like a flower with the blowing of the wind”
I am very touched by the strong chromatic combinations that are apparently disharmonious but find a final balance and every shape seems coming from colors. These grasp our souls converting everything into a extremely personal spiritual experience. This is My Art
Article by Loriana Pitarra
English version by Chiara Vilmercati