Cecilia is an Italian-Argentinian artist based in Italy.
She started her artistic career in Buenos Aires in 2013. Her first individual exhibition, inspired by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, was presented at the "Borges Cultural Center" in 2016. The project was shown at the Argentine Consulate in Barcelona, where it was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, considered of cultural interest, and recommended by the Institute of Culture of Catalonia.
After an initial period in Paris, where she studied Art at University Paris 8, she decided to settle in Genova, Italy.
From that period, she started focusing on vintage watches. It all began when she read the story of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona. She was so amazed by this story and the world around these vintage timepieces that she decided to read and research more about them. Finally, she started a series of paintings inspired by vintage watches.
Her artworks are primarily hyper-realistic large-scale oil paintings on linen and colored wax pencils on paper. She loves to add different textures and color combinations to each artwork.
She also started a collaboration with Watchfid in 2022, allowing watch collectors to see her paintings in their Milan office. A copy of one of her Rolex Daytona paintings is published in their Rolex Cosmograph Daytona book.
She is focused on a series of drawings inspired by vintage icons and luxury objects, and her artwork is currently on display at the Bucherer Pop-up Store in Lenzerheide.
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