Adele Zanni’s exhibit « Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or » attempts to reveal that there are as many realities as different viewpoints. The differences in intensity that the light reflects are obtained by gilding and ensure that each canvas can be interpreted in many ways depending on the angle of observation; hence the questioning of what reality is the artist wishes to convey a sense of well being and warmth through his painting.
Of Italian origin and born in Montreal, Adele Zanni has been passionate about drawing since a young age. She first accomplished her studies in fashion design before dedicating her time to painting. She is mostly self-taught and her artistic journey will take her to many workshops such as the Center of Saydie Bronfman. It is there that she develops her stylized figurative style. Her work is always composed of lively colors a characteristic brilliance attributed to oil; her favorite medium, and consists mainly of imaginary portraits surrounded by lush nature.
The search for peace and tranquility remains her main inspiration. Though, sometimes, she will experiment with vibrant watercolor series. In recent years, she integrates subtly glowing light effects using a technique of gilding where shimmering shades of gold, silver and copper give a changing appearance to her paintings.