Beauty and brutality

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Alessia De Pasquale to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What do you want to call your series of artworks?

DD Vases, because this series of objects have borrowed their distinct shapes from my sculpture-based installation Domestically Dysfunctional.

What inspired you to create these artworks?

– The artworks are the functional interpretation of my series of sculptures titled Domestically Dysfunctional. With Domestically Dysfunctional I wanted to explore the complex notion of the home as both stifling and threatening, as well as a comforting and protective place.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I used to work as an in-house menswear designer at different renowned British fashion houses in London. But I decided I wanted to pursue a different creative career that was freer and less commercial.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

"Personal, thoughtful and conceptual."

What other artists do you admire?

– Marina Abramovic, because of the way she explores the human condition and pushes the limits of body and mind. 

What we love about Alessia De Pasquale:

We are in awe of the way Alessia De Pasquale creates artworks that combine brutality and beauty, leaving us with a feeling of ambivalence.