About the artist, Calesini Erika
Erika Calesini was born in Morciano di Romagna (RN) in 1974. Driven by her passion for fashion, she graduated from the F. Mengaroni State Institute of Art in Pesaro, specializing in "Fashion and Costume", she continued her studies in Bologna at the Istituto Secoli. In 1994 she began her collaboration with prestigious fashion and design companies, her style vision led her to create a line of accessories and clothing: "Erika Accessories," distributed in the most important stores in Italy.
In 2005, with the help of her father, she is a skilled craftsman engaged in ironworking and she starts to experiment with the possibility of making objects using scrap ferrous materials. A work is said to be artistic when it arouses an emotion, "Tree of Light" is born. Erika Calesini will thus reinvent her artistic path by choosing art as a starting point to manifest her creative spirit. From the very beginning of her career, the artist received her first awards by creating personal and group exhibitions in galleries, museums, public and private spaces. For Erika Calesini, art is not just a mere expression of her inventiveness but commitment, research and recovery, the basis for creating works of art full of feeling and passion with a careful eye on sustainability.
The art of "creative recycling" between irony and environmental sensitivity.