If you are in Barcelona, pop by to see a beautiful collection of works
“that question the conventional male gaze and imagine new ways of seeing and looking at the body, and that open a door for new, subversive representations of the human figure and desire.”
and meet me at the opening for a glass of wine and a good chat!
UNSUBMISSIVE GAZES Opening 25.05.2023 – 19H FLIPA Art Gallery· Passeig del Born, 14
«The first feminist gesture is to say: “OK, they’re looking at me. But I’m looking at them”. The act of deciding to look, of deciding the world is not defined by how people see me, but how I see them» (Agnès Varda, Filmer le désir: voyage à travers le cinéma des femmes, 2000). For centuries, art history, film and visual culture have been shaped by an hegemonic and omnipresent gaze, anchored in the patriarchal system, that has dominated the representation of the body and constructed our way of looking at the world. To decide which bodies are seen and which are made invisible, and above all the ways in which they are presented, has been a choice available to few, employed to further a very particular way of seeing, objectifying and sentencing these bodies to passivity and taking away their own gaze. In ‘UNSUBMISSIVE GAZES’, we recover the words of Agnès Varda to perform a collective gesture towards the deconstruction of the hegemonic gaze and lay out a set of alternative approaches: new ways of seeing and seeing ourselves, of reappropriating images and opening spaces where other forms of representation are possible.
This collective exhibition brings together a group of works from different mediums —photography, painting, installation and sculpture— that imagine different perspectives of the body and unfold new dynamics between looking and being looked at. Through pieces that explore violence, intimacy, ableism, body diversity or the ideas around femininity/masculinity, we aim to instigate new points of view and fracture the singular, reductive gaze that crystallizes the body and converts it into an empty object.
I am delighted to invite you to the most cheerful, colorful, and open-minded market in town!
QWEER SPRING MARKET
Happy to be part of the queer Berlin community with my art! You can not miss this wonderful event, more than 100 Queer-owned stands between artists, designers, and no-profit activists, and an amazing line-up of performances, music, shows, and workshops that will blow your mind!
As my dear Berliner supporters already know, for some years I am part of Berlin’s community of independent artists who weekly roll their sleeves up and bring their work to the local market to meet the townies.
I love to set up my pop-up gallery to present my work to the world passing by. It is a fruitful display window and a great opportunity to get feedback about my art.
I discovered that being an autonomous artist and selling my work without intermediates is the way that works better for me. And in my personal experience, collectors are always happy to purchase art directly from the artist and have the chance to have a good chat about it.
Said that I want kindly invite you to distrust whoever else is offering to sell my work. I unfortunately had already a couple of experiences with theft and plagiarism of my art. So I take this occasion to reiterate that if you would like to buy my work, the only way to do it is directly from the artist, that is me 🙂 through my online shop, visiting me at my studio in Berlin, or the markets.
Here is a list of Berlin markets where you can find me and spend a pleasant day between art, vintage clothes, and antique treasures:
RAW Fleamarket in Friedrichshain, Berlin: every Sunday unless there’s the storm of the century 😉
I am so happy to finally conclude my painting series “Coven” with the 3rd and last babe freshly ultimate to honor the end of winter! Keen to present to you my last creation:
Gin and Tarot acrylic paint on paper 84×59,4 cm
What a journey! Three years after “Whisky and Vitamins” my technique has naturally evolved to more refined, dry brush nuances and small details craziness. So here we are people! Enjoy this last intimate gaze inside the most colorful, queer, sex-positive apartment of our dreams.
Prints of “Gin and Tarot” are available on my online shop, to get its vibes directly into your home!
I am so thrilled to invite you to our fabulous Studio4 in Friedrichshain for our Spring artsy gathering! See our last creations in the magic atelier and chat about springs on alien worlds and subversive life visions…or whatever passionates you!
WHEN: The exhibition: from Monday 20th March to Thursday 23rd March – 12h-18h Finissage party: Friday 24th March – 17h-21h
Winter, this time of the year when darkness and cold invite us to take a moment for rest, self-care, and realize that shadow and light are always coexisting, two concepts that can not be separated. And if now it seems hard to see the brightness inside yourself, try to remember that out there there is an infinite universe, shining forever above us. So let’s get together to celebrate and give strength to each other because each of us is a powerful galaxy, an explosion of love! Yes, bit cheesy but you know I’m an incurable romantic.
Happy to show you, my new babies, a fresh series of 4 paintings!
I had in mind of creating a new series with a tiger and a human for a while, wanted to paint an emotional bond between them. I started this series from the colors, the perfect combination of pink and teal beat me one morning of this early fall, watching the sunrise light hitting the trees from my window.
Ok, enough with sentimentalism… I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did painting it.
You know what? I made a book! Well, I didn’t really make it materially, but I painted for it!
I had the honor and the pleasure to illustrate the book “Ragazze Siciliane”written by Maria Messina, a collection of short stories that create a realistic gaze on women in Sicily in the first half of the 20th century. Thanks so much to the team ofLunaria Edizioniit was a pleasure to work together.
The book is available only in Italian for now, but this is one reason more to learn this beautiful language.
So if you want to support: • artists – like me 😉 • small but great publishing houses – Lunaria Edizioni is a group of beautiful souls socially active to make every day the world a beautiful place • and a woman Sicilian writer – Maria Messina – who deserves to have now the success she didn’t have when she was alive
Then you can purchase this beautiful book in all the bookshops around Italy or online.