Exhibitions, Italy, 17 October 2012 - 10 November 2012
MO.C.A STUDIO is pleased to present "Frammenti" by Valentina Cipullo
curated by Massimo Caggiano.
Opening: Wensday,17 October 2012 h:18.30
MO.C.A Studio, Piazza degli Zingari 1, Roma
The exhibition will run until 10 November 2012
Monday- Friday 10am-1pm / 4 pm-7 pm
Saturday by appointment Tel. +39 06-4742764
Ever since her first works, Valentina’s art has been a study of the female universe aimed at portraying the myriad of emotions of women. Her subjects are actors in a play that represents an intimate show of their emotions and soul. Her work develops from an analysis of media images and of the resulting female archetypes created by the media. This is a reflection on external conditioning and on the identification with external models and their sociological connotations which we find in the aestheticization of women. The women portrayed by the artist can be seen as a type where a single image comes to represent the portrait of a generation that sees in media images its own conditioning and source of inspiration at the same time. Valentina Cipullo’s women seem to be straight out of glossy magazines, but despite carrying similar features, these images are transformed and carry a different message. These women talk about women in a balancing game of deep frailty and extraordinary strength and character. These works are not telling us of the bodies of these women, the beautiful traits of their faces, their poise and clothes. Her paintings talk to us through the gaze of these women, they tell us of their feelings, their life and experiences, their dreams and desires, their cheeky demands and polite rebelliousness. The images of these women are like a sequence of expressions filled with emotion and suggestive visions of sweetness, harmony and nostalgia. They manage to express the artist’s sensitivity and her vibrant lyricism. Every one of her works is a hymn to the willingness to open up, to tell a story, to express feelings and emotions with a delicate and unique sensitivity and style.
Valentina Cipullo was born in Salerno, Italy where she lives and works, in 1979. Her first works were exhibited in 1999. In 2005 Valentina’s work was chosen for an exhibition of selected young artists from the Academy at Castel Dell’Ovo in Naples. In Dicember 2008 her work Memoria was included in the collection Per Amore . La raccolta caggiano, at Palazzo Incontro, in Rome. Later exhibitions were held in Salerno, Rome, Milan and Berlin. In 2011 Breath was added to the permanent collection at IGAV, Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive. In the same year Would you take the leap? was a runner up in the painting category at the Premio Celeste 2011 and was exposed at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna. In December 2011 she took part in the Arte Contemporanea Arte a Sud and in February 2012 she exhibited her work at the New Italian Art exhibition in Thiene. In the same month Would you take the leap? and Wildflower were chosen to be used for the set of Come è bello far l’amore, a feature film directed by Fausto Brizzi for Medusa Film. In March 2012 Dream Plan was included in Novecento e oltre, in Lonigo. In October 2012 Valentina Cipullo’s work Lisboa has been has been selected for the second time at Premio Celeste 2012 and in Novembre 2012 she will take part of The Others Art Fair in London. Valentina’s studio is Salerno where she has been painting since 2009.
Added 08 October 2012