Angela Susini

Editor's note

Born in Florence, Angela Susini has been passionate about art and drawing from a very early age on. When she was only 10 years old, she illustrated her first book. She then went on to win a scholarship and graduated in fine art restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage from the prestigious Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence. After graduation, she worked in the field of restoration as well as in interior design. However, despite growing up surrounded by Renaissance art, Susini deeply loves abstract and contemporary art and thus decided to become a full-time abstract artist. Over the years, she has lived in Florence, Japan, and Paris, until finally moving to London and Brighton & Hove, where she is currently based. Each of these different places she resided has provided her with its own individual inspiration which filters through in her work. Working with colours and shapes rendered in a gouache technique, the artist aims to convey a sense of inclusion and unity. Skin toned glazes and a soft neutral palette are her tools to share a message of solidarity at a time when acceptance of diversity is fundamental. Her artistic process is one of observation. The artist often makes use of photography to capture something that catches her eye to be able to work with it later on in her studio. She then creates an individual colour palette and starts the sketching process on paper before moving on to one of her handmade canvases. The creative process is a continuous evolution until the artist is finally satisfied with the result. Lately, Susini has been working on a collection of abstract paintings on paper and experimenting with heavy body paints to be able to create more three-dimensional pieces. The artist currently lives and works in Brighton, UK.