Nicola Caredda’s Bleak, Dreamlike Scenes

by Andy SmithPosted on

Nicola Caredda’s dreamlike acrylic paintings blend eroded landscapes and structures, playful bits of pop culture and mystical iconography. Each’s vague narrative appears to be ripped from the subconscious.

“Transcends reality using a dreamy-visionary language … images that blend elements from distant expressive vocabularies,” a statement says. “In his works objects (hang) between the real and the surreal, between physics and metaphysics (and) tell the result of a reality of a vision of the whole inner and subjective. A personal metaphorical language to an alienating result and the same time, a painting that tries to exorcise fear and anguish.”

The Cagliari-born artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari and “undertook an independent and singular pictorial (path), rather secluded compared to the most popular movements by local artists of his age.” See more of his work below.