NICOLETTA CECCOLI

Born in 1973 in San Marino, Italy, Nicoletta Ceccoli attended the Institute of Art in Urbino where she studied animation. Also an illustrator of children’s books, Ceccoli got her start while still a student. She was selected to exhibit her work at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Show. This led to more work from American and international publishers. Ceccoli  is a master of compositional harmony who explores more emotionally complex themes in her fine art – predominantly innocence and sexuality and love and loss.  Ceccoli has described her work as attempting to “offer a delectable balance of repulsive and attractive. What is beautiful, sweet, and chaste hides often dark suggestions.”  The dolls featured in Ceccoli’s work represent beauty, innocence, and perfection juxtaposed against emotional turmoil, darkness, and helplessness.

Soul Mate, Acrylic on paper, 2013
Soul Mate, Acrylic on paper, 2013

Soft Vinyl Skin

2016, Acrylic on Paper, 16 x 12.5 in.

Olympia

2017, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 21.5 x 15 in., Edition of 100

Card Castle

2017, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 19.75 x 5 in., Edition of 100

Ingenue

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 18 x 12 in., Edition of 100

Lorelei

2015 Acrylic on Panel, 19 x 14 in., Edition of 100

Agata

2013, Acrylic on Paper, 17 x 13 in., Edition of 100

Almost Alice

2015, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 10 x 12, Edition of 300

Bliss

2015, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 19.4 x 14 in., Edition of 100

Blue Bird And the Fox

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 19 x 14 in., Edition of 100

Cherie

2014, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 20 x 15.5. in., Edition of 100

For Your Eyes Only

2014, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, Edition of 100

Mary Go Round

2013, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 15.5 x 20.25 in., Edition of 100

Nocturne

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 19.5 x 26 in., Edition of 100

Rose Red

2014, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 20.75 x 15.6 in., Edition of 100

Too Fragile

2013, Acrylic on Paper, 18 x 13.5 in.

Candy Forest

2012, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 18 x 21 in., Edition of 75

Sweet Agatha

2016, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 16.25 x 12.25 in., Edition of 100

Dora's Box

2015, Archival Pigment Ink on Paper, 19.75 x 21 in., Edition of 100

AFA GALLERY
NEW YORK  FRANCE

Follow AFA Gallery on Artsy