Between the Sky and Earth in Siquijor

Viviana Riccelli

 

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October 7-28 2017
Opening Reception: October 8, Saturday at 4pm
Galleria Duemila
210 Loring St. 1300 Pasay City

 

In preda ad un’allucinazione. Dream Mode. “Between the Sky and Earth in Siquijor”, Viviana Riccelli’s latest exhibit explores unconscious depths that form figures and eventually transforms into a spatial picture, observing different divisions of lines and shapes coupled with tonal colors that imbibe the mood of the image. It invites the viewer to glimpse through an angle, a window of a perhaps temporal scene of a place and of longing for it. This describes perfectly the current ordeal of some people in the world nowadays, a desire to settle yet always moving, a desire to move yet always settling.

 

Le Bagnanti 22.85 cm x 60.92 cm watercolor gouache on paperboard 2016
Le Bagnanti
22.85 cm x 60.92 cm
watercolor gouache on paperboard
2016

 

Her affinity with the vortex is a majestic portrayal of mystery and whirlwind adventure, foregrounding her present locality of Siquijor, a mystical island center of the Philippines. The vortex entangles you into its deepest center, fanning over different colors and expressions and completely envelopes the viewers into its imagery and illusion.

 

The Space Beyond 52.04 cm x 39.34 cm gouache and acrylic on paperboard 2016
The Space Beyond
52.04 cm x 39.34 cm
gouache and acrylic on paperboard
2016

 

Viviana Riccelli has studied art extensively in Rome, Berlin, Venice and Cairo. She continuously explores the Philippines as part of her study on experiencing different cultures, forming her perception, and discovering her deep-set love for painting and drawing. She has been under the apprenticeship of famous American Abstract Expressionist movers such as Nicolas Carone and Beverly Pepper. She extends her knowledge through teaching for Verocchio Art School and Art Center in Umbria.

 

The Crowd 38.07 cm x 50.76 cm gouache and acrylic on paperboard 2016​
The Crowd
38.07 cm x 50.76 cm
gouache and acrylic on paperboard
2016​

 

Other works

 

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