Gioia Schuler

MAY 13/14 MAY 20/21

The skin is that organ that connects us inside and with which we connect with others, that reversibility is the subject of my painting. The skin is edge and connection, it is the turning point where the private becomes public. That means, what is seen on one side is not necessarily what is seen on the other, although we always speak ignoring that difference. In other words, how we perceive ourselves is not the same as how they see us and we always live within that thickness thinking that it is negligible. This distortion between what the other offers us and what we see is reproduced through the painting, in us, producing a resonance that does not necessarily adjust to the expression that provokes it.
I work on a translucent surface, sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other. The painting varies depending on the layers you have administered. This produces different degrees of transparency and two simultaneous faces of the same painting.
My work includes topics such as subjectivity, vision, memory and human experience.
I found inspiration sometimes in Philosophy (Merleau-Ponty), sometimes in Art History (Expressionism).

Location and Contact Information

Studio or Exhibition Space
256 Lake Drive, Kensington, California, EE. UU.