Italian artist Alessia Iannetti has a unique fascination for what is mysterious and unknown which she carries into her dark and romantic drawings. Previously featured on our blog, her works are primarily drawn in graphite with painted touches of bright colors and golden hues. Her subjects of natural beauties and young children are in constant touch with their surroundings, enveloped by flowering shrubs, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Some say that looking at Iannetti’s art feels like coming under a spell or enchantment. This seems to perfectly describe her upcoming exhibit at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles, “In the Footsteps of my Shadow”. Inspired by vampire mythology, we now find her once innocent and pure subjects feeding on the life essence of their environment. Iannetti’s vampires are not quite the blood-sucking demons that we see in the movies or have read about; rather, they sustain in the ecstasy and euphoria that follows. Their only give away is a seldom glint of a fang and red hands, as if Iannetti wishes to remind us that nothing is what it seems to be.
“In the Footsteps of my Shadow” by Alessia Iannetti opens at La Luz de Jesus on October 2nd, and will be on view through November 1, 2015.