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‘A Wild World’ features a range of drawings, sketches and paintings inspired by past travels, both real and imaginary. Bringing together the aesthetics of the Amazon rainforest with symbols of Middle Eastern folk art and textile patterns from all over the world, this is a journey where reality, dreams and magic are deeply connected and the presence of ancient civilisations often lies in the background.
The collection begins with sketches taken from travel logs, and continues with drawings, lino prints and paintings inspired by a fascination with the exotic and the unknown. The result is a union between the artist’s real life experiences, and the experiences that she aspires to gain.
Memories and the imagination combine to generate visions of natural elements. Masks and fetishes, imbued in the magic that is everyday life in tribal communities, reveal how nature influences folk art, and how different cultures can create synthesis of shapes with symbolic, and sometimes exoteric, themes.
Camilla Cacciari was born in Modena, Italy in 1986. Since an early age she has traveled around Europe and Asia with her family ad pursued an artistic education. After earning a MA in Film Studies she studied Illustration at the International School of Comics in Florence and graduated in 2014. She specialised in Children’s Book Illustration and Naturalist Illustration. She has worked as a workshop facilitator and Art teacher between 2013 and 2015.
In 2015 she moved to Bristol where she currently lives and works as Production Assistant at Mockingbird Press. She is a member of the Hamilton House where her studio is based. In her art she likes to merge different influences based on her passion for wildlife, animals, traveling and performing arts. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Modena, Florence, Rome, Naples, London and now Bristol. ‘Lost Memories’ is her first solo exhibition.