Since 2010, Giulia Andreani has been growing a visual archive comprising historical material and personal memorabilia, which acts as the departure point for her practice. Looking at antique, modern and contemporary sources, the artist reproduces and alters motifs, sometimes assembling and layering them. Working mainly in watercolour and acrylic on paper or canvas, Andreani filters imagery through a distinct palette oscillating between hues of deep blue and light grey—a possible nod to Gerhard Richter’s practice, with whom she shares an exploration of photography’s relationship to painting. Other references in her work include Pietro Germi’s tragicomic neorealism, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s hyper-mannerism, Luchino Visconti’s decadent lights, as well as the distorted figures of Hannah Höch’s collages. Driving Andreani’s practice are concerns around history and representation, especially that of women and women artists.
Image: Pensionnaire Modèle, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 190 x 440 cm.; 74 3/4 x 173 1/4 in.
Selected Institutional Exhibitions
Giulia Andreani, Tursic & Mille et al.
Collecting in the 21st Century: of their times (6th edition) (group show)
Collection Lambert, Avignon
14 December 2019 – 15 March 2020
La cattiva (solo show)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dôle
4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020
The first museum exhibition dedicated to this young Italian "artist-researcher", the exhibition is a continuation of a recent residency at Villa Médicis ...