We go behind the scenes with Amber Vittoria as she prepared for her first solo-exhibition, Collectively Alone. In this latest series of paintings, the artist focuses on the process of improving one’s self in solitude in order to create change in society. Each work contains a single figure, standing in calm reflection and painted in vibrant multi-colored forms, speaking to the idea of inward reflection creating outward energy and action. Learn more about the exhibition here, or take a peek into Amber’s process below.
“In these larger canvases and smaller works on paper, scale also plays a role; regardless of if the change you create is in small increments or large sweeping growth, its importance is equally powerful.”
“'Frantically Getting Ready For Zoom (Make My Heart Go Boom)' is a dedication to the millions of women who feel forced to fall back into troped, dangerous gendered stereotypes during the pandemic.”
“Vittoria enjoys rendering with a gestural approach - evoking a feeling of a figure looking simultaneously complete and incomplete. This quietly hints at the human condition; our tendency to project a complete exterior, while upon reflection, we are more complicated and fractured.”