Her work focuses on the theme of memory and on the ridge between abstraction and figuration, questioning the image and its resolution. Debora Fella draws mostly small papers, in a contemplative mood; her painting has the taste of a nostalgic and muffled memory and it uses impalpable substances: powdered slate, charcoal and graphite. She moves between black and white, on the gray scale, between light and shadow to give shape to fragility: still lifes, portraits, seascapes, plants, fragments....
Her language approaches the suspended atmospheres of Giorgio Morandi and Luigi Ghirri, the silence of Claudio Parmiggiani and the visionariness of Odilon Redon, Roman Opalka and Alfred Kubin among others.
Debora Fella was born in 1990 in Milan, Italy. In 2014, she received her postgraduate degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. She lives and works in Milan.
MAIN EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2019 “Veglia, Sonno e Sogni. Debora Fella” curated by Chiara Gatti, Leo Galleries, Monza (IT) SOLO; Awarded the first prize at “Premio ArtiVisive San Fedele”, CC San Fedele, Milano (IT), Five Gallery. Awarded the first prize at premio Nocivelli. 2018 Awarded the first prize at “Premio Biennale Morlotti-Imbersago”, CC San Fedele, Milano (IT), Five Gallery. “SetUp” Art Fair, Bologna (IT), Five Gallery. 2017 “The Century Star Exhibition. International Higher Education Art Institutes Youth Art Exhibition”, XI edition, Academy of Fine Arts, China. “ART.FAIR”, Köln (DE). “ArtKarlsruhe. International Fair for Modern and Contemprary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. 2016 “Persistenze”, in Studi Festival #2, via Gassendi 13, Milan. 2015 “Debora Fella. Dai castelli di Bellinzona”, curated by A. B. Del Guercio, Five Gallery, Lugano SOLO; ‘Afterselfie’, a cura di Carolina Borlotti, St. James Centre for Creativity, La Valletta, Malta; Palazzo Trentini;‘Trento- XVIII Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea”, a cura di Antonio Zimarino e Martina Lolli, Penne (PE); ‘The Century Star Exhibition’, Academy of Fine Arts, China. 2014 ArtVerona, Fiera d’Arte Contemporanea di Verona, Five Gallery. 2013 “Debora Fella”, Nogallery, Santa Margherita Ligure (GE). SOLO ; ‘La Collezione dei dipinti, dei disegni e delle stampe’, Banca Sistema Arte, Roma. 2012 “In Ascolto”, Nogallery, Santa Margherita Ligure (GE). SOLO ‘Art for Economy Entrepreneurship Eyes of Artist’, MIRBIS, Mosca- ‘Terre lontane - l’arte contemporanea incontra la moda’, Ex Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milano- Il sistema rischioso dell’arte, Twister Communications Group, Milano- ‘Arte Accessibile Milano’, Il Sole 24ore, Milano.