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Francesca Gagliardi
updated: 10/31/2008
website: www.francescagagliardi.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Colliers
Make-up
Make-up
Make-up
Make-up
Make-up
Lipsticks
Je m’oublie oublie-moi
Je m’oublie oublie-moi
Nest
Nest
Nest
 Nest
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, autobiographical, obsessive, organic
 
 
Colliers  by Francesca Gagliardi
Colliers
Installation view, bronze
2006
Dimensions variable
Make-up by Francesca Gagliardi
Make-up
Tempera on indian paper
2006
10,6’ " x  10,6’ " 
Make-up  by Francesca Gagliardi
Make-up
Tempera on indian paper
2006
10,6" x  10,6" 
Make-up  by Francesca Gagliardi
Make-up
Tempera on indian paper
2006
10,6’" x  10,6’" 
Make-up  by Francesca Gagliardi
Make-up
Tempera on indian paper
2006
10,6’" x  10,6’" 
Make-up  by Francesca Gagliardi
Make-up
Tempera on indian paper
2006
10,6’" x  10,6’" 
Lipsticks  by Francesca Gagliardi
Lipsticks
Tempera on paper
2006
10,6’" x  22,8’" 
Je m’oublie oublie-moi   by Francesca Gagliardi
Je m’oublie oublie-moi
Installation view, wax, mirrors and gouaches
2007
Dimensions variable
Je m’oublie oublie-moi  by Francesca Gagliardi
Je m’oublie oublie-moi
Installation view, wax and mirrors
2007.
Dimensions variable
Nest   by Francesca Gagliardi
Nest
Installation view, oils color and charcoal and ceramic
2008
Dimensions variable
Nest  by Francesca Gagliardi
Nest
Installation view, oils color and charcoal and ceramic
2008
Dimensions variable
Nest   by Francesca Gagliardi
Nest
Installation view, oils color and charcoal and ceramic
2008
0" x  0" 
 Nest   by Francesca Gagliardi
Nest
Tempera and charcoal
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

I draw with pigments and natural elements; sculpting blocks of compact wax by hand, and use bronze to engrave on copper and zinc.  Drawing is a natural starting point for my work in order to “work from the inside out”. I work exclusively with objects that surround me in everyday life, and which in some way characterize my identity.  In other words the object must have personal meaning for me, in the deepest sense of the word. Position is also important.  I choose objects that interpose between the physical body and the external world, between my individuality and society which surrounds me.  This point of passage, the breach or contact, between me and the outside world, this is my field of investigative work.

 

Within this context, the theme of a handbag and the objects which I use to make myself up become particularly significant.Like a handbag being turned inside out, a stomach being opened up: the internal contents are spread about the room, in fact the inside becomes the outside.  Space is transformed into a throbbing, pulsating animated universe of drawings, sculpture and  installations.  In the drawing  the make-up has the aspect of bloody pieces of meat made 3 dimensional by the sculptors touch. Through the creative act I am able learn about myself.  The acts of drawing and sculpting are real needs a type of self portrait carried out day by day and which express a requirement. To enter the room means to enter my world where every object transcends its function to become an expression of personal feeling.

 

By recreating objects and giving them sensitivity I am bringing them into the cycle of life destined for living objects while at the same time removing them from the metal and synthetic world of industrial objects. To give life to objects seems paradoxical, as they distinguish themselves by being inanimate and for this reason they do not die. This last aspect however is why I carry out my work.  Bending objects towards the organic I make them mortal.  By loosing their connection to reality, and moving them closer to the truth.

Artist Bio / CV

Francesca Gagliardi was born in Novara in 1972. She lives and works in Ameno (I) and Amsterdam. She graduated in Illustration at the Instituto Europeo di Design of Milano and in Decoration at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007  Blues de mon rouge à lèvres,  Alexandre Mottier Gallery, Geneva

2007 Je m’oublie oblie-moi, 41 artecontemporanea Gallery, Turin curated by Lorena Tadorni

2006  Personale, Les Argonautes Library, Paris

2005  Abito su misura, Arte ed Altro Gallery, Gattinara

2003  Ordine disOrdine, Villa Soranzo, Varallo Pombia

1999  Dentro l’Armadio,  Derbylius Art Gallery, Milan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007  Enraving, 41 artecontemporanea Gallery, Turin curated by Francesca Solero

2007 Gemine muse, Broletto, Novara curated by Marco Tagliafierro

2007 Otto donne ed un mistero, Zaion Gallery, Biella  curated by Igor Zanti

2006  Le dessin sept expression, A. Mottier Gallery,Ginevra

2006 Le mie vacanze, Andrea’s Laboratory, Milan

2006 Fresco & Salty 2, Mylos art space, Thessaloniki curated by Olga Gambari

2006 Fresco & Salty 2, Margaris Gallery, Amfilochia curated by Olga Gambari

2006 The Brooken image, Polifemo, Milano

2005  Nuovi Arrivi, Accademia Belle Arti di Turin curated by Olga Gambari

2005 Urbana, galleria Leonardo da Vinci, Biella curated by Olga Gambari

2005 Versus XI, Imbiancheria del Vajro, Chieri curated by Lorena Tadorni

2004 Dove abiti?, Achille Marazza Foundation, Borgomanero

2004 Aspettare l’inatteso, Venti Correnti Gallery, Milan

2004 Aspettare l’inatteso, Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

2001 5° Anno, Ambient Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2001 Jog, Museu National de Bellas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

2001 20x20, Venti Correnti Gallery, Milan

2000 Grafreaks, Ambient Art Gallery, Amsterdam

2000 Meridiani - Meridianos, Centro Cultural, Sao Paulo

2000 Milano - Sao Paulo, Venti Correnti Gallery, Milan

1999  Sao Paulo - Milano,  Muna, Museu Universitario de Arte, Uberlandia

1999 Sao Paulo - Milano, Centro Cultural, Sao Paulo

1999 Manica Lunga, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin