Nicoletta Ceccoli is an Italian artist known for her richly detailed, dreamlike work. She was born in San Marino and studied animation at the Institute of Art. Her lifelong love of dolls is frequently reflected in her figurative paintings, which are imbued with a deceptive simplicity. Ceccoli’s works are all images extracted from her vivid imagination, and are deliberately titled with names that satisfy the artwork’s multiple layers.
Ceccoli’s paintings strike a delicate balance between haunting and uplifting. Every hazy image is a frozen story that sparks the viewer’s imagination and inspires a deeper level of consideration. Her artwork is visual poetry and layered metaphor. Upon first glance, her beautiful canvases masquerade as youthful and innocent. But when inspected in greater detail, Ceccoli’s masterful and delightful creations reveal a wealth of intricate and thought-provoking details. She has illustrated many books, and her work is exhibited and collected internationally.