Description: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS SANDRA MENOIA " AD OGNI COSTO " size L 90 x H 60 cm.
Acrylic on canvas - Title " Ad ogni costo " by Sandra Menoia .
Year 2020 - Size L 90 x H 60 cm.
Unique artwork. - Certificate of authenticity.
Sandra Menoia Venetian, with a great sense of belonging to her land, Sandra Menoia was
born in 1965 in San Donà di Piave in the province of Venice. Her curiosity for
the expressive arts led her from a young age to become self-taught in
everything related to the art of painting and especially the period of
Fascinated by the artistic vitality of Venice, she began attending
conferences as a teenager and visiting exhibitions of artists, including
Venetian ones. It was precisely in this period when Sandra Menoia began to be
intrigued by the painting of world-famous artists such as Emilio Vedova, Franz
Kline and Jackons Pollock.
The abstract is the terrain where she loves to "get her hands
dirty". Spatula of acrylic colors invade his canvases, sometimes marked,
sometimes light strokes take shape in the canvas, letting out any kind of
involvement, emotion and feeling. The defined leaves room for the indefinite.
It is in 2010 that she decides to make her first solo exhibition
"Rapsodia di colori" in San Donà di Piave in the suggestive location
of the Literary Cafe. From there, she exhibited in private and public circles
participating in collective painting throughout Italy, her last solo exhibition
dates back to 2019 in Cagliari at Spazio Lab14.
In the works of Sandra Menoia, form is understood as the result of the
encounter between man and the world, in an alternation of empathy, or approach
to reality, and abstraction, that is, rejection of it.
Her pictorial language aims to create a composition that can exist with
a degree of independence from the visual references of the world.
By denying the representation of reality, she wants to privilege a
moment of freedom, give vent to his imagination and, with almost childlike
lightness, suggest a disenchanted look at the world.
His compositions become a set of lines, shapes and colors in which the
fundamental characteristics are order, clarity, balance.
A painting made of light, pure colors, of elementary forms that are
almost never attributable to traditional figures and compositions.
Eliminating any link with reality, it forces the viewer to seek only spiritual values in art.
production of Sandra Menoia develops on the basis of an instinctive gesture
that manages in some cases to condense the conceptual strength of the image
into the unity of action.
His work finds
references in the various forms of contemporary abstractionism; in particular
he manages to blend the material and layered painting of the informal with the
incisive gestures of American abstract expressionism.
expresses a singular sensitivity towards the malleable material that spreads on
the surface of the canvas, developing always different results. Often the soft
chromatic layers alternate with fast and decisive strokes, always guided by the
emotional and instinctive feeling of color.
artist herself defined as the two souls of her material and conceptual painting
are outlined, integral parts of a unitary research.
works such as Riflessi, Labirinto, Oltre il mare arise from the rapid action of
the spatula strokes that are fragmented into a stratified and structured
construction. The observer is invited to slowly enter the perception of the
work, intent on distinguishing the different chromatic superimpositions and the
densities of the material. An in-depth vision emerges between the glimmers of
the artist's iterated and fragmented action towards an infinitum of sensations.
"performative" character of Sandra Menoia's painting is expressed
more clearly in the works defined as "conceptual", in which the broad
and synthetic gesture becomes the protagonist, as a mirror of a direct and
emotional action. The work is reduced to a lyrical and evocative synthesis
between gesture and image. This is how Harmony of opposites, Chair on the sea,
Saturn are born, dominated by the ability to materialize an idea through the
extreme sign-gestural synthesis.
range is reduced to the bright and dilated white of the background on which the
black, red, blue, large and decisive signs often stand out, capable of condensing
the iconic essence of the concept into the unity of action.
gestural synthesis of Sandra Menoia therefore acquires a particular ideographic
value, suggesting to the observer possible readings and interpretations of the
form dictated by the artist's free action."