Renowned for her brooding and evocative paintings, for Italian born Del Vecchio, the portrait is not about capturing an external likeness of a subject; but rather creating a portal to the inner journey of self-exploration. She relies principally on the free-flowing processes of memory and creative imagination.

In the ten years that she has practiced as a full-time artist, Del Vecchio’s techniques have evolved from tightly wrought pencil drawings into the looser, layered surfaces of her present work. With her quick, almost brutal splashes of the palette knife, and through blending, building, edging, detailing and scraping off painterly layers, Del Vecchio’s imagery is textured and richly hued, conveying both complexity and raw emotion, demanding intelligence and consideration from the viewer.

Who am I?

Numbers in a computer - that’s all we are. We all have them. Social security, driver’s license, passport, bank account, credit card, vat number. They reduce us to a singular form.

I don’t deny their necessity, but boarding this flight and needing to check my bag, I was no more than Seat 28E to the airline. Ticket them, pack them in, and get this plane in the air! It makes me think about migration. About the refugees, people without these “numbers” that ultimately become statistics.

Chiara reminds us in the most rote moments, we still have color, we have those stamps in our passports, the experiences of being alive that a computer will never be able to capture.
Even if the barcode or numbers stand at the center of the painting, they are surrounded by so much more.
People. Emotions. Impossible to replicate. One of a kind.

Who am I?


When we are kids, we all sat too close to the TV, driving our moms mad. We didn’t go blind as she over-exaggeratingly suggested, but we did discover a magic world composed of millions of tiny colorful dots on the screen. Only after few years we discovered that those dots are called pixels, and they work together as micro spots of color to create the broad image that we perceive as our pictures, movies or TV show. But it doesn’t end here. Anything with adisplay screen, as smartphone and laptop, most likely uses pixels to build an image. Pick up anewspaper and look very closely: pixels. We might not notice it but we are surrounded by pixels. This is the starting point from which the artist's study path starts.

Infinite layes of colors to simbolize the time that makes everything change. As time passes we do change but underneath we remain the same very person, we just evolve.

Striking portraits through several 
layers of spatula strokes, breaking the subject’s face and body into a amalgamation of brightly coloredshapes and thickly painted marks. Her impasto technique contrasts with his smoothly paintedlines and surfaces, bringing a chaotic element to the crisp edges of her figural works. The oil on canvas paintings whose subject is the human face. Del Vecchio’s paint handling forces a parallel focus which leads to a tension that transcends portraiture. Her richly hued paintings are meant to convey complexity, movement and raw emotions.


Following the wake of a Baudelaire conception of the world, this series represents the absoluteness of those virtues the man can only partially reach for.

Evident brish strokes depicting exotic animals remind us the distance between man, who even in his maximum propension towards the infinity is obstructed by “ailes de géant” (giant’s wings, Baudelaire - L'albatros), and the world of ideal, as near as it is unreachable. That is how the purity of the line and the elegance of the contrast between white and anthracite grey, a lioness carries to extreme the sovereignty, a giraffe look at us almost indignant for our lack of class, a zebra identify herself with equality.

This idealizing-figurative art leaves the man lost in the imperfection, keep on reminding his condition.


Per uomini che non vogliono crescere

Section of drawings expressly created for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Mille Miglia.

For the first time the artist doesn't use her fevourite tools (brushes and spatula) and explores a totally new world: the indian ink.

A well-thought black and white: it symbolizes the eternal art embodied by a few automotive models, which have sparked our imagination. Given its fixed perfection, the Indian ink and acrylic paint aim to be the celebration of her skillfulness, by creating these everlasting objects. That’s not a whim or a childish desire, that’s rather life: here are the headlamps that light up the way, they pierce the darkness through which the car has driven mankind. Shapes are sometimes soft and sometimes sharp, but either way they nurture, seduce and stir up our fancy. In balance between different ages, in a temporal continuum that indissolubly ties a man that doesn’t want to grow but grows in creating movement, in conquering spaces and in drawing different worlds.

Handmade... with Love.