Domenica de Ferranti British, b. 1986

After a classical fine art training in Florence, de Ferranti established her own studio in South London. Much of de Ferranti's work is inspired by her extensive travels, forming series that often focus on the elegance and resilience of the human figure. Her work has a tactile presence, exploring the physicality of her materials as well as emphasising the expressiveness and corporeal tension of her subjects. She accepts portrait bust commissions in plaster, bronze and stone.

 

Domenica de Ferranti is best known for her stellar art. She is a flabbergastingly talented sculptor whose artworks splendidly capture human emotions and expressions along with movement as well as the culture and prevailing tendency of a number of foreign countries she has visited. Having studied portrait painting and sculpture at the Charles Cecil School in Florence, Domenica now focuses solely on sculpture for which she has won numerous accolades.

 

Domenica's art and sculpturing scrutinizes the human figure, more realistically and explicitly the animalistic fundamentality of expression and movement. Ferranti's figures are neither male nor female and are not supposed to refer to specific characters but are purified through layers of memory and experience. These layers are cited as a collection of materials used in each piece, wax, plaster, clay and wood, before it is cast into a final material.

 

Domenica got trained as a sculptor in Florence (2004-08) and learnt the ethics and art of becoming a prudent cabinet maker under John Lloyd (2016-17), these parallel skills has permitted her a deep understanding of material. Domenica has exhibited her artworks widely in solo and group exhibitions. She is believed to have been based in South London and accepts portrait bust commissions in plaster, bronze and stone.

 

Predominantly using the lost wax process, Domenica though also has been working in wood and marble. Her sculptures are constantly praised for retaining the trace of the artist's touch which illustrates the work with a living presence. She is best known for producing a highly expressive textural quality that indicates a primal energy inherent within everything she expounds through her art, human and animal alike. Pulsating textural rhythms suggest an energy bubbling just under the surface, as if Ferranti's works could get up at any moment. She has opted for subjects that carry a powerful potential for movement and action.

 

As a sculptor, I aim to create work that is tactile. I am attracted to simple forms but also strive to provoke a deeper understanding of the subject through creating rhythms in the handling of each sculpture.