Casagrande & Recalcati
"We want our paintings to convey the sensation of dreams"
Based in Milan, artist duo Casagrande & Recalcati, featuring Sandra Casagrande and Roberto Recalcati, are among the leading artists of today’s contemporary Italian art scene. Inspired by artists such as Giovanni Bellini and Cosmé Tura, every work starts from scratch with pencil and finished with the utmost care through their sophisticated and translucent hyper-realism technique that makes the viewer question the realm of reality and possibilities.
Their works are featured in many important private collections around the world and have been exhibited at a number of prestigious venues. The duo have been commissioned by high profile brands such as Swarovski, Fendi Casa and Dolce & Gabbana among others.
“We want our paintings to convey the sensation of dreams. Just as in dreams we would like that the ultimate sensation is one of mystery, the more everything seems explained, narrated, magnified as if under the lens of an investigator, the more the final meanings of what the viewers see escape them, remaining remote and elusive.”