Alicia de D'Angelica and the Magic of Digital Art...
(Exhibition "Playing with Fractals")
La Plata, 10 August - 4 September 2005
At the Círculo Policial of 49th Street between 9 and 10 of our city, Alicia de D'Angelica exhibits works of Digital Art, as an attractive and pleasant lesson.
A few years ago, the Italian Polliacci exhibited in this city with, "digital art". It was met with rejection, indifference or the interest of a few. There was controversy, but little interest from the critics, who were astonished by the new. But "digital art" took root and became a new field of adventure and beauty, and slowly others dared to take the new path, and with good results and a good harvest.
D'Angelica accepted the challenge, and was not afraid of the machine that, for many, is fear and enigma. And she managed to adapt that machine to her dreams and to her deepest intuitions. And from there, emerges the beauty that enchants from the walls of the Círculo Policial, in line, colour and form. We feel, here and there, evocations of the natural world, vital and warm, and a sort of subtle, and a delicate and sublte dance joins these works of singular mystery.
The discussion about the contribution of this new art continues and will continue, perhaps for a long time to come, just as there was with photography or cinema. But it is worth reflecting that these are certainly safe and sound. As is painting, which many predicted its demise in the face of the new technical media of the time. The times have calmed down the waters, and each artist has found his or her own way, as is the case with the Digital Art that Alicia de D'Angelica handles with sensitivity and skill, proving that the complex medium is no an obstacle to expressing beauty in this agitated and confused world, traversed by the sound and fury of so much pain and despair. But, as long as there are artists who venture into a new path, as Alicia de D'Angelica skillfully does, that world will recover its old and cherished hopes!....
Jorge Héctor Paladini - La Plata | August 2005 -