Lorella Paleni

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_1A Part Of It, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 173 x 132 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_2Host, 2012, oil on board, 305 x 305 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_3Untitled,  2010-2011, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 170 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_4Here, 2010-2011, oil on canvas, 130 x 88 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_5Tide, 2010-2011, acylic and oil on canvas, 122 x 97 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_6Sleepwalkers, oil on canvas, 101 x 101 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_7Golden Weeds, 2010-2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 126.5 x 182.5 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_8Somewhere, 2010-2011, acrylic and oil on canvas, 122 x 106 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_9Insomnia, 2007-2009, oil on cardboard, 40 x 30 cm

EscapeIntoLife-Lorella_Paleni_10Weightless, 2012, acrylic and oil on canvas, 200 x 148 cm


Artist Statement

Painting for me is a necessary act, it is the space of obsession and an indispensable process through which experience of the world becomes its comprehension and transfiguration. What I try to do is to reconstruct, figuratively, the violence of life, which strikes daily, and which is the essence of our own selves. The energy of life pulses in all its violence through events, incessantly changing, brazenly laying bare the vulnerabilities of our being.

The event depicted in the painting is compressed into a time without end. All the actions and situations that I represent happen infinitely, for ever, though they are never the same, like a river where the water flows constantly, changing at every instant, though its substance is ever the same. An important theme in my work is the idea of an existence set free from the limitations of linear time, composed of every single instance of the past and of the present, in a dimension of time that is timeless. (translated from Pulsart Blog)

About the Artist

Lorella Paleni was born in 1986 in Casazza, Italy and now lives and works in Manhattan, New York.  In 2010 she obtained her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.  She moved to New York in 2011 to study painting at the SVA summer residency and later on the summer sessions at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Her work has won several awards and nominations and has been exhibited in New York, London, Italy and in various  countries across Europe.

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posted by Carmelita Caruana

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