Bio

 

 

‘”My research is to give shape and color to images, that filtered by emotions, live a metaphysical dimension that search for representation”

 

Giusy Lauriola was born in Rome, where she lives and works. The resin is a constant in her production: over the years she has developed a technique based on the chromatic and structural relationship between the liquid material, pigments and the line of the sign. The latter is embodied, at times, in figures from the liquid line, deliberately far from a didactic figurative that comes with time to lose any tangency with a mimetic realism to reach a pure abstraction. Thus, the protagonists of her works are color and light, symbols of the intimate dimension and the sign that, when present, lives in a timeless and metaphysical dimension in which memory becomes the main feeling.

She was awarded the Prize Arbiter Fata Verde 2021 for the interesting and valuable artistic research by participating, after a selection, at the International Festival SyArt Sorrento. She has been finalist at the Celeste Prize 2007 and at the Lupa Prize 2020; she has received the special mention, Honorable Mention, from the Circolo delle Arti Foundation 2020.

Her works can be found at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens, in the Art Collection of SanPaolo Invest in Rome and in other international private collections. She is present in the 2020 edition of the Atlante dell’Arte Contemporanea De Agostini, the most comprehensive review of Italian artists from 1950 to the present day. In 2006 she was invited to exhibit as a guest of honor at the International Photo Festival in Lodz (Poland) and in 2010 by the Italian Cultural Institute of Damascus (Syria) with the solo exhibition Visioni urbane in fermento and at the International Symposium of Idlib (Syria) organized by the Syrian Ministry of Culture.

In 2004 her first exhibition. Among the most recent: 2021 – International Festival SyArt Sorrento, Villa Fiorentino – Sorrento Foundation; illustration for the editorial project “Guido Levi, a story full of fears, anxieties and almost yellow events” edited by Manuela De Leonardis; – Amabie, La Magica Profezia dello Yōkai, Mo. C.A. Studio Gallery, Rome; 2020 – Perimetro infinito, SpazioCima Gallery, Rome; 2019 – Domino/Dominio per gioco e per davvero, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma; About Dreams, Mo.C.A Studio Gallery, Rome (solo exhibition); Apolidi/identità non disperserse, Palazzo Merulana, Rome.

Giorgia Calò, Maurizio Calvesi, Antonietta Campilongo,  Cristina del Ferraro, Manuela De Leonardis, Micol di Veroli, Barbara Drudi, Carlo Ercoli, Gianluca Marziani, Manuela Pacelli, Sergio Rispoli, Agnieszka Zakrzewicz have curated her exhibitions.

Topics covered

Since 2004, the artist has investigated issues such as war and indifference to the others suffering with the Cambialamore project, with which she was invited as honor guest in the international festival of Lodz in Poland, Killing Paradise. Subsequently, the awareness of the real is reworked in another dreamlike dimension, with the particular perspective of a utopia judged as possible: beauty, art, can re-build reality and free ourselves from so many inner and exterior horrors. The following work is the search of the divine in everyday life: the struggle between Enlightenment and Darkness, D.I.O., exhibited in Rome, in Monte Carlo and in Capalbio, and the video selected for Premio Celeste. Comimg back form a trip to Burkina Faso a fragmentary vision is born, similar to a flash, which sums up travel souvenirs, moments of the present and unexpected memories. Her gaze later changed. The new works tell what the artist sees, hears while walking through the city. With these works she was invited to Syria with a personal exhibition in Damascus and to participate ito an international art symposium. In later works the new perception is suspended, contemplated and colored. You can see wings, mysteriously resting on the wayfarers, as symbols of our timid and colored aspirations. With these works she was invited to exhibit in Greece. In 2016 she organized an exhibition sponsored by the Rome office of Banca Generali, which collects her projects of the last 12 years. Meanwhile the plexiglass disappears and ihas been replaced by resin. The presence of female subjects predominates, with evanescent and fluid bodies, women that enclose a magnificent and magnificent area. Later we see the figuration of subjects laden with new symbolism and an emerging sign power, mostly young women and children, flow directly from that limbo between the conscious and the unconscious.In the 2020 production, an immaterial light, a living hope cloaks the latest works. They exude a re-appropriated feeling translated into suspended atmospheres which speak to us of conviviality, friendship and passion. Thus we see close faces of a man and a woman emerge, starters of a romantic evening, or female profiles immortalized in a aura of metaphysical harmony, a real fresh breeze for the spirit. A glass of emerald red wine embodies the prelude to a possible emotional transport.In the projects of 2021, light is the protagonist. A delicate and diaphanous chromatism unravels on the support with the disruptive force of abstraction. The source of light declined in shades of blue, blue, gray to yellow-orange suspends reality by bringing out figures free from temporal constraints.