Woman series came about fairly quickly; it was my first formal intended series to exhibit as a solo.

I was always interested in the portrait, the body, I wanted to create a body of work that researched the female form, all shapes and sizes, real people.

Starting from the very beginning studying light and form on the most classic and formal subjects of all the ‘Figure’. The light is inspired by Italian artist Caravaggio bringing into light, ‘Chiaroscuro’.

The figures are all photographed in the studio on a seamless black backdrop, the high contrast of darkness dominating and emphasis the highlights of the figure.

Woman is about the RAW truth and reality, each figure giving its personal signature with objects of desire.

Caterina Pacialeo