Federica Oddone , alias Feofeo, was born in Alessandria in 1969. She graduated in Chemistry in Parma. She has always been keen on art because of a deep parental attitude to it. Her way to art does not follow any academic route, but she proved to be looking ...READ MORE ↴
Federica Oddone , alias Feofeo, was born in Alessandria in 1969.
She graduated in Chemistry in Parma. She has always been keen on art because of a deep parental attitude to it. Her way to art does not follow any academic route, but she proved to be looking for symbols to communicate with the soul. As time passes by and she has been trying to experiment even more and to cancel any figurative elements in order to replace them with coloured shadows and tones to express various soul vibrations. Some quantic study along with some theories about the use of colours by Goethe and later by Steiner helped to reach new representations, some primitive archetypes, cinetic lines of radiant energy and golden spirals. A lot of experts of the artistic field have figured out the relationship between her painting and some alchemic studies, a kind of connection on the visual as well as on the semantic level.
Within the contemporary art scene, the unique character of the artist stands out thanks to such an identity reached denying trends and approvals, thanks to the gradual consolidation of a mingled expressive mode between intimate dropouts and refined intellectual meditations.
Thanks to abstraction, Feofeo aims to break free and to soar so that tones along with signs can catch the viewer’s eyes. She paints with mixed technique , prefers acrylic and canvas contact with the various instruments used. The paintings describe an interiority that sometimes suddenly explodes bursting and some other time it sounds like a repetitive but reassuring melody. Her emancipated art is a hymn to the moods expressed by those who paint and the beholder. The artist, as a seductress of thoughts, allows the colours on the canvas to change as well as you change your feelings in a stylistic grammar where not following the rules is the fundamental attitude and letting the soul free go is the key verb. By giving an outward face to his inner impressions, Feofeo plunges consciously in the daily routine with great commitment, and aware of the fact that painting is a way to the soul. Feeling and observation mingle to produce such complex work rich in spirituality, sense of freedom, innovation and future prospects and mood. The kind of artistic research she is going through is not aiming to reality or to what surrounds us. On the contrary, it goes deep in the soul , into the deepest and most unknown places of the conscience, namely opening up to endless possibilities of interpretation and perception. What Feofeo is trying to transfer on the canvas is the strong desire to go deeper into the soul, to reach a far complex inner dimension, where everything can be repeated and occur endlessly, both in the microcosm and in the macrocosm, below, as well as above.
Feofeo aims to deliver mankind a message of hope and confidence, since it has lost its self-awareness and not everything is well-shown and some positive thinking may influence our life. In December 2016 her first monography, titled “I am colour”, has been released and published, by Giorgio Mondadori Editors, along with a preface written by Professor Giovanni Faccenda. The works of art by Feofeo are both in Italy and abroad and her quotations on the market are published in the Catalogue of Modern Italian Art” Nr. 51, Nr. 52 and Nr. 53, where Feofeo’s name is included into the “IS” category for her domestic and international recognition by some well-known criticism.