Milan based Italian artist Isabella Cuccato has been named as the final foundational artist for 2019 as part of Acoufelt’s Acoustic Art Project. Ms Cuccato has joined a prestigious collective of internationally acclaimed and emerging artists including Alejandro Avakian, Helene Hardy, Drew Harrison, Frank Chinea Inguanzo, Takuro Kuwabara and Ross Morgan.
“The foundational artists have been selected to reflect a broad range of artistic traditions”, says Ben Grace, Managing Director of Acoufelt. “Isabella brings a classical style that rounds out our collection, the perfect artist for the closing of the 2019 period.”
Isabella Cuccato was born in 1947, in Treviso, Italy, and studied architecture in Milan and Venice, where she graduated with Aldo Rossi in 1978. She worked as an architect for around a decade, on both small and large scale projects, but in 1986 decided to devote herself to painting, being her long-standing passion. She paints on panels and canvas, walls and ceilings, with oils and other techniques. Her paintings, reflecting a more direct and personal breed of research, have been developed alongside works carried out on commission destined for houses, public places and expositions. Isabella has painted the interiors of numerous buildings in Italy and abroad, as well as large commissions for shows, exhibitions and fairs.
“Isabella was clearly influenced by the stunning Renaissance fresco art that would have surrounded her as a student in Milan and Venice during her formative years”, says Ben Grace. “The selecting curators were particularly impressed with the way Isabella uses perspective and drapery as if she was painting at the height of the renaissance. In many ways, I see a bit of Carlo Crivelli when I look at her paintings”.
Acoufelt is all about Making Quiet™ for working, learning and living spaces. The Acoufelt Acoustic Art Project takes the works of a limited number of exceptional artists, and makes these available to clients printed on acoustic absorptive material utilising Acoufelt’s QuietPrint™ capability. This capability combines key material and a printing technique that allow the fibres of the acoustic material to be coloured with high resolution, whilst ensuring that there is no significant impact on the acoustic performance of the base material. As such, architects and designers can choose from a range of beautiful, contemporary pieces that contribute to the absorption of excess noise in these spaces.