“I wanted to portray the violent transformation of nature in the European periphery. I have experienced that the concept of wilderness, and virgin land untouched by humans, has disintegrated.” –Helene Schmitz
Angela Velleca is best known for her enigmatic females and their fragile silhouettes transforming into trees. Her artworks are sensual and conveyed a range of emotions, symbolised fertility, restless dreams, and reflect the artist innermost feelings. Angela is inspired by the Expressionist and Surrealist movements. Artists such as Franciszek Starowieyski, Francis Bacon and Hans Bellmer made a significant impact on her and elements of their art is seen in her paintings. Her artworks emphasise the simplicity of form and often employ dark and cold colours, which the artist uses to express the psychological state of her characters.
[Biographic notes by G. Kirilova]