Naïve and witty at once, Letizia Lucchetti’s (b.1999, Ancona) paintings initially attract with their simple and often ingenuous look, and then fascinate with the imaginary and personal narratives the young Italian artist masterfully develops. The exaggerated smiles of her characters, the pastel colours, the anthropomorphic animals and symbolic use of inanimate objects (which reminds of a wild drift of OOO) at a further look makes their friendly and simple countenance rapidly become eerie, mysterious or tragically humorous. Lucchetti holds a BA in Painting (2022) from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and is currently studying for her Master’s degree there. She was a recipient of the Art Up Opentour Award in 2022 and has been exhibited at Fondazione Zucchelli (Bologna, 2023), Arte Fiera (Bologna, 2023), ArtVerona (Verona, 2022), and LABS Contemporary Art (Bologna, 2022) among others. Lucchetti lives and works in Bologna, Italy.