Artistic Biography

Biography

Beatrice Brandini was born in Florence in 1966. She lives and works in both Florence and Milan. Ever since she was little she has lived and breathed art and, thanks to her father who owns a gallery and organizes cultural events and shows, she knows world-famous artists. She graduated as a fashion designer with the costume designer Anna Anni and after high school she enrolled at the University of Arts to study History of Art. However, while attending the school she was admitted to the Polimoda (the International Polytechnic of Fashion) where she specialized in Fashion Design. After she finished studying she worked for many years as a designer, achieving exceptional, satisfying results, with various prestigious fashion and sports companies. Her longest and most important experience (more than 13 years) was with a multinational sport and lifestyle market leader. During those years she widened her knowledge of Fashion, Design and Management by participating in “tendency” meetings with the Fashion Committee; following seminars organized by Suitex International; attending a course at Bocconi University – Fashion Industry; collaborating with Io IED of Milan on a project for a master in RSP Fashion & Textile Design. She also had a significant collaboration with Renè Gruau, with whom she created a publicity campaign. Her love for art, however, is so strong that as well as making her a collector, she has also been inspired to become an artist, a new challenge that has enabled her to freely express her naturally creative temperament.

Critic

Observing Beatrice Brandini’s works, one feels a pleasant sensation of being transported into a fantasy, childhood world where everything is less “imperfect”, giving the spectator an immediate sense of bliss. The protagonists are nymphs who, with their innocently timid, curious and surprised looks, are a recurrent graphic symbol. They have been caught in a period of time that anticipates their entrance into adulthood. Sometimes, instead, it is the lack of a face that characterizes the subject, an aspect that wants to give the viewer greater freedom to use their imagination. The backgrounds are another distinctive element and often show geometric figures, imaginary flowers, etc, that blend perfectly with the subjects. The “creative” representations of these young women, who are a little sexy but also childlike, emanate a particular attraction. However, a “SCARF” is an ever-present, recognizable symbol, and it is sometimes the only item of clothing being worn, protecting the nymphs and reassuring them from a lack of affection. The works are often devoid of a sense of perspective, a desired effect as what is important is to grasp the sense of space through the body being suspended in “nothingness”.

Artistic Journey

  • 2009 published in the book “Arte Nuova” (New Art), edited by Mondadori, with a critique by Paolo Levi.
  • February 2010: “Immaginifica”, group exhibition at the Unique Gallery in Turin and article about the exhibition in issue No.7 of Corriere dell’Arte.
  • April – May 2010: “ItaliArts”, group exhibition at the Institute of Italian Culture in Koln (Germany) and publication in the ItaliArts catalogue, with critique by Massimo Pasqualone.
  • 2010 group exhibition at the Civic Museum of Modern Art “G. Sciortino” in Monreale and publication in the book “Una raccolta di Arte contemporanea italiana” (A collection of contemporary Italian Art), published by the Art Diffusion Centre and edited by Paolo Levi.
  • March 2011 participation in the first edition of the “Artisti in Mostra” (Artists in Show) exhibition in Parma, with publication in the exhibition’s general catalogue.
  • July 2011 “Omaggio a Pier Paolo Pasolini, venti artisti rendono omaggio”(Tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini, twenty artists pay tribute), group exhibition at the Quantum Gallery in Rome.
  • 2011 January/February publication in issue No.1 magazine “Effetto Arte” (Art Effect), directed by Paolo Levi with critique by Salvatore Russo.
  • July/August 2011 selection and award of the prize “Eccellenza Stilistica” (Stylistic Excellence) organized and promoted by the Art Diffusion Centre, with publication in the magazine Boè.
  • September 2011 publication in the book “Arte in Tricolore” (Art in Tricolour) in conjunction with the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy, sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
  • November/December 2011 publication in issue No. 6 of the magazine “Effetto Arte” (Art Effect), the Sguardo Critico (Critical Eye) column.
  • January/February 2012 publication in issue No.1 of the magazine “Over Art” directed by Sandro Serradifalco.
  • March 2012 group participation in the second edition of the “Artisti in Mostra” (Artists in Show) exhibition in Parma, with publication in the general catalogue.
  • July/August 2012 publication in issue No.4 of the magazine “Effetto Arte” (Art Effect) , in the Collateral Effects section of special foreign galleries IN THE WORLD.
  • International Peace Prize In Art, G.O.M.P.A. with publication in the exhibition’s catalogue and in the magazine Over Art June 2013.
  • November 2015: Collective exhibition “Artisan is Art” at Pio Istituto Dè Bardi – Florence.
  • April 2016: Collective exhibition “Artisan is Art” at Pio Istituto Dè Bardi – Florence October 2016: Collective exhibition with the Association of Artists in Tuscany “Artists in Scandicci” at the Castle of the Acciaiolo – Scandicci.
  • November 2016: in the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flood in Florence, collective exhibition at the Basilica of San Lorenzo – Florence.
  • May 2017: Collective exhibition of contemporary artists at the Auditorium at the Duomo in Florence.