UNITED KINGDOMLockdown Lockets
Words by Alessia Camoirano Bruges
December 23, 2020
During the second lockdown in the UK I worked on a series (not for sale) called Lockdown Lockets. Every day I just allowed any emotions and feelings to take over without any judgement and intuitively painted them as fluid colors which conceptually represent how transient, ever-changing and unstable our thoughts can be especially during lockdown. These are meant to be raw expressions of the subconscious.
Each artwork was made on paper using acrylics and pigments.
About The Artist
Alessia Camoirano Bruges is an Italian-Colombian artist based in London. She has lived in many countries and cities each one inspiring her deeply. She graduated from the University of the Arts London where she studied thoroughly colour psychology and colour theory. Her work explores identity and human experiences with the aid of colours, fluidity and emotional responses. Fascinated by fluid dynamics; Alessia started exploring the concept of fluidity when she realised that human beings are ever-changing, transient beings, fluid in many ways. She sees each artwork as a cathartic experience in which she is able to connect to her inner child and let go of anything that holds her back by "simply" being present. Alessia started painting as a child to express her intense emotions; with time it became a form of therapy and a fundamental part in her life. She believes art heals and is fundamental for our mental health. She invites the audience to practice mindfulness while observing the artwork allowing any emotional response that might arise.