Between the abstract and figurative and a passion for the tactile dimension of sculpture.
Fighting with metals to impress passion on matter and transform it into a creature.
I CHASE A DREAM
Annalisa Appuhn’s work moves constantly between the abstract and the figurative. Emerging from a passion for the tactile experience of sculpture, her work explores the potential embodied in the plasticity of the material. Warming the shapeless body of wax, first with the flame and then with the vigorous work of her hands, she gives it the desired form before sacrificing it to the incandescent metal that will takes its place in the mold.
Her process, unconstrained by aesthetic or formal conventions, is characterized by an instinctive vitality that transforms her materials into metallic creatures and imbues them with a piece of herself and her internal world.
Her works are as luminous on their surface as they are deep and mysterious inside.
These are the coordinates you need to explore the artistic world of Annalisa Appuhn, as she continuously explores her materials, inside and out, as if the desire of the artist were to displace reality to discover the real, to give light to a vast, unexplored world. Her work explores archetypes that cut to the very root of what it means to be human; sculptures that pulsate with energy and explore birth, death, and the intensity of what stands between those two moments: life itself, which the sculptor knows how to grab at its most evanescent moment.
For example, in the sculpture Terra, in which a man emerges from mother earth with an expression of despair and grasps her tight in search of shelter and protection. Or Venezia, a gleaming, inaccessible cube that hides within it an intricate, feminine world.
Her eclectic style is always marked by the presence of women. Yet through the tension that characterizes her work, she always manages to displace the feminine figure from its traditional representation as the reassuring beauty.
Annalisa Tescari Appuhn was born in Legnago (VR) and as an adult moved to Rome where she lives and works.
In 2007 she began exhibiting in Rome at the Galleria Rilievi in Via della Reginella, where she also had her studio.
In 2008 she took part in the Tuscan exhibition in the open space of the Versiliana Foundation in Marina di Pietrasanta.
In 2009 she opened a Studio with Gallery in Via Ostilia with exhibition of her works.
In the years 2012-2013 she exhibited at the Galleria Uno in via del Pellegrino, managed by Daniel Capitanu.
In the same year, she was among the top 12 finalists of the First International Exibart Art and Lagoon Competition