Cabbage Patchxgirl x Alessandra Risi Castoldi
A few weeks ago, in the city of Lima. We met with this young talent, Alessandra Risi Castoldi or better known as Cabbage Patchxgirl. A Peruvian visual artist who works in different art disciplines.
VINTAGE / CREATIVE / COLORFUL
Why Cabbage Patchxgirl? Where does the name come from?
Cabbage_patchxgirl was born in a video performance project. A character appeared with an air of the 80s and 90s, this character refers to the idea of a cabbage doll and plays with the idea of being my young mother's doll and vice versa. - Alessandra
How would you define the style and technique of your art?
A difficult question, but I could say that it is a loose and everyday painting with a lot of movement that relates a continuous diary of life. - Alessandra
What connection do you have with your art?
The strongest connection with art is memory, and the way to capture infinite possibilities. - Alessandra
Who is your muse of inspiration?
"Bice" Beatrice , the spontaneity in how she does things with a feminine characteristic. From her I take the idea of performance in a spontaneous way and get into different created characters. - Alessandra
Why is it important to show your process and your studio space?
I think the best way to see my art is through people, each one is a different mirror that projects my paintings. - Alessandra
What would you recommend to new Latin American artists?
I would recommend to new Latin American artists, to be deeply honest with their work and to travel a lot, traveling opens your eyes to different points of view. - Alessandra
1.If you had to choose only 3 garments/accessories from #THELAST to wear at any time of the year, what would they be?
Alessandra: Mexican mini bag yellow - Berenjena Hoops - The last classic Cap.
2. #THELAST song that inspired you?
Alessandra: Song “Cosas que no se ven” by the Peruvian artist: Nuria Saba.
3. #THELAST Deco/ Art pieces you bought?
Alessandra: The Last deco object I bought was a Vico Magistretti lamp.
4. A fashion piece that you love?
Alessandra: My Favorite piece is “The Playground Jeans”by the Peruvian designer Sophia Lerner.
5. #THELAST 3 trends you would never wear?
Alessandra: Unacceptable trends: Shorts in the city, long nails, skirt without pantyhose.
6. What do you think about timeless and vintage pieces?
Alessandra: Vintage pieces have the magic of sending you back in time, and knowing how to combine them with contemporary objects is ideal.
7. #THELAST 3 things you never forget to carry in your bag?
Alessandra: I have always in my bag: Vintage film camera, Rouje red lipstick and vintage mini purse.
8. Describe your personality in 3 words.
Alessandra: Chic, romantic, happy.
9. Which artist do you recommend us to follow?
Alessandra: Artist that you must look up is Sylvia Fernandez.
10. A trip that has inspired you in your most recent works?
Alessandra: My last trip: summer in Italy.