LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
and lightness, empathy and life, irony and pathetism are some of the intangible
elements characterizing the research of Luisa Turuani (Italy, 1992). The artist
investigates the attempts of giving birth to dead things through a process of
identification; therefore, her artworks attract and reject the observers at the
same time. Her research reveals – with wonder – the beauty inside the obvious
and familiar forms; even if her investigation shows the ephemeral limits and
the irreversible dissolution of life, the artist proposes a poetic method which
goes beyond time and death. From this point of view, things seem to escape from
the observer’s perception during a metamorphic transformation. Turuani’s artworks are not
objects to look passively, but subjects that call in question the observer
personally. Turuani investigates the attempts of giving birth to death things
and so she produces artworks which live and die, cry and fall, kiss and reject
the observer. So, the artworks are characterized by precariousness and
lightness; in the balance between irony and drama, they expose themselves
during their dissolution. The artist’s
process of giving birth to the inanimate objects is inspired by children
playing with their toys. The artist engages this method not to show the
illusory possibility of returning child, but to analyse how human being
animates and reflects own aspirations on objects. Turuani’s artworks are living
beings, unique and unrepeatable, and not inanimate objects. So, the observer
can identify himself with the breakable life of the artworks and thus looks
closer to the nature of life and death.
She completed her MFA at Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 2017.
Recent exhibitions include: Travel Diary, Snark.art, 2021; Domani Qui Oggi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 2020; Artagon Live, Paris, 2019; GQ-Passion for the path of art, Cardi Galley, Milan, 2019; BienNoLo, Milan 2019; Biennial UKYA City Take Over, Nottingham, 2019; Non sto più nella pelle, Brescia, 2019; m’ama non m’ama, t-space studio, Milano, 2019; Tirarsi fuori, P420 Gallery, Bologna, 2017. She won Combat Prize X Edition in video art; she also was one of the winners of ORA Prize in 2019; in the same year she won AccadeMibac Prize and she was finalist at Laguna Prize XIII Edition in performance section. She won Nocivelli Prize X Edition in 2018; in the same year she was finalist at Combat Prize, Francesco Fabbri Prize, Arteam Prize.
WHO I AM
The artist shows the limit beyond which a situation could turn into its opposite.
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