Classic Asian style gets a modern makeover thanks to Alicia Falcone. Part Zen and part mod, the paintings uphold the rich traditions of the Far East while resonating with a contemporary audience.
Prominent Chinese characters ground the paintings in the works of the East. They simultaneously are themselves a work of art contained within the context of a larger painting.
Falcone personalizes these character renderings through playful brush strokes. More figurative imagery, such as someone meditating, continues the Chinese theme. Red paint, emphatically used in much of Falcone’s work, harkens back to the symbolic colors found in China.
What distinguishes Falcone’s paintings from more classic oriental works is her modern approach. She evokes the minimalism of the 1950s and ‘60s by painting grids and circles. Her bold shapes and stark contrasts in color position the paintings in a contemporary sphere, regardless of their subject matter. Many times she surprises the spectator with the use of recycled and reclaimed materials such as aluminum foil, cheesecloth, packaging material or tissue paper. Recycling these old and used materials she gives them a new life by cleaning, dyeing and creating high quality abstract art with them.
Falcone, born in Argentina, was an attorney at law before moving to Singapore, where she spent seven years. Alicia, consummate traveler around the world, currently resides in Florida working as a Feng Shui Consultant, Interior Decorator, re-purposing rare findings, Fine Art Zen artist, Photography, handmade textiles and fashion.
Alicia, a professional artist, specializes in Zen painting. She has exhibited at numerous exhibitions in Miami; at Agora Gallery in New York City; as well as in Norbertellen Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, CA; Boca Raton; West Palm Beach, Columbus Ohio and New Orleans, LA.
Her artwork, Fine Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Interior Decoration reflect her spiritual journey through Gaia.
Alicia is a full time artist, blogger and traveler. She focuses on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and, slow stitching. She works with Indigo Shibori, Sashiko or Japanese embroidery and Boro (mending).
Some of her trips with the specific purpose to study are: Block Printing in Jaipur, India; Batik in Koh Samui, Thailand; Stone Seal carving in Seoul, South Korea; Hanji Rice Paper Lamps in Seoul, South Korea; Indigo Shibori in Fujino, Tokyo, Japan; Katazome in Hachioji, Japan,with Mr. Noguchi ( seven generation master in Katazome and indigo shibori), just to mention a few places.
"I believe that each of our pieces can be presented as a unique work of art."
Stone Seal Carving Seoul, South Korea
Batik, Koh Samui, Thailand
Block Printing, Jaipur, India
Furniture Restoration, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid, Spain
Mr. Noguchi Studio, Katazome Indigo Shibori, Hachioji, Japan
Indigo Shibori, Fujino, Japan