Portfolio: Valentina Gelain
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Valentina Gelain was born in Feltre (IT), in 1992. She graduated in Visual Arts (BA-MA) at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, in Milan.
She’s currently based in Ostrobothnia, Finland.
Interdisciplinary artist, Gelain explores subjects and figurations through different languages and means of communication, which can help to best express her work vision.
Through subjective experience and introspection, Gelain investigates issues related to human existentialism, drawing directly from the mental and emotional, symbolic and dreamlike sphere.
Her research is based on the practice of confrontation, openness and dialogue, trying to break down barriers, reach and touch the other through intimate reflections and genuine experiences.
The artist wants to give space to parts of our being, invisible to the eye, which are often still rejected, misunderstood and victims of indifference, recalling the open mind and understanding of the others starting from ourselves.
Stretching a thread between consciousness and unconsciousness, between vision and figuration, the balance oscillates between introspective investigation and the search for an empathic balance.
Thanks to this plural opening of perceptions, various research themes are touched upon, such as inner conflicts, mental landscapes and redemption, through a synergy between form and content, between image and intention.
‘Panismo Androgino’, video, 2020.
‘Offside #1’ group exhibition, Vaasa, 2022.
‘Self-portrait’, thread and acrylic on canvas, 2015.
‘THROWughOUT’, solo exhibition, Black Box Genesis art space, 2020.
‘Deep smoke’, performance, 2018.
Burning Art Festival, Malakta Art Factory, 2018.
‘The Grey Hour’, costume & ‘Neutral Grey’, Photograph manipulation, 2021.
‘Dripping Cavities’ duo exhibition, Vaasa, 2021.