Federica Cogliandro


Artist’s Statement:

The artwork is the apotheosis of the interrelation between macrocosm and microcosm, objective and subjective. Technical structures and feelings alternate in an unceasing dialectical relationship. Vision, perception, and memory are closely linked. Every piece is a microcosm of my own cosmogony within an all-embracing macrocosm, individual yet universal.

My artistic research originates from the study of the sign, with a dual and simultaneous development – graphic and material. The sign is the graphic metamorphosis of noumena into phenomena. It is the primogenium element of cosmogenic visions, a condensation of energy and form in gestation. It contains the dynamism of the gesture that determines it… The succession of small marks features the unfolding of form creating atmospheric textures and alternating light and shadows, solids and voids.


About the Artist:

Federica Cogliandro is an Italian artist, interested in the interaction between different disciplines, materials and techniques and how to combine them to enrich her artistic research. Born in Rome, she is currently based in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds a BFA with an emphasis on drawing and printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and in June, 2019 she completed her MA in Jewellery and Blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts under the supervision of Kadri Mälk. During her studies she did a traineeship at the Atelier of the master goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja for nearly a year. Her works have been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Estonia, and Sweden.

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