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Claudia Giraudo

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Claudia Giraudo presents herself to the audience with the ambition of creating an imaginary bridge between the past, through memories, and the present, through characters probably belonging to this world yet positioned within dreamlike space and time. May it be translated into a symbolic gift to the production and creation of the poet or actualized within the circus milieu, particularly within the tightrope walker, what characterizes her whole production is the will of filling life with poetry, thus representing it like a coincidence between imaginary and existential, desire and objects, following all its visionary aspects.

Claudia Giraudo born in Turin in 1974. In 2001 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, then starting her own research within figurative art, focusing upon the works by Renaissance and North European masters; a background which emerges both in her technique and in the choice of the subjects, yet maintaining her own style. She often exhibits her works into Art fairs, private galleries and institutional public locations. Her paintings belong to permanent collections and national and international museums, such as the Harmony Art Foundation in Mumbai (India), the Museo MACIST in Biella, the Museo Eusebio in Alba (CN), the Sala del Consiglio in Bossolasco (CN) and the Museo Civico in Bevagna (PG). She partecipated to the Venice Biennale, Italy Pavillon, in 2011. She lives and works in Turin.

Solo shows:

2015
Altri Cieli. Elegie del Trovatore, a cura di A. Frosini e S. Gagliardi, Museo Casa del Conte Verde, Rivoli – Torino (IT)

2014
Opere in permanenza presso Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano – Siena (IT)

2013
Claudia Giraudo, a cura di E. Gargioni, Galleria Davico, Torino (IT)
Effemeridi, a cura di A. D'Atanasio, Galleria Le Logge del Comune, Assisi – Perugia (IT)

2012
Opere in permanenza presso Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano – Siena (IT)

2011
Calligrammes, Munari Officina d'Arte, Torino (IT)
Le Parole della Luna, a cura di A. D'Atanasio, Chiesa di Santa Maria Laurentia, Bevagna – Perugia (IT)
Il Cerchio e il Circo, a cura di A. D'Atanasio, Chiostro di S. Caterina, Finalborgo, Finale Ligure, Savona (IT)

2010
Il Cielo Riflesso, Palazzo Oddo, Albenga – Savona (IT)

2009
Il Sole e la Cometa, Linea 451, Torino (IT)
Mostra Personale, Hair Déco, Torino (IT)
Il Soffio dell'Anima, Terme Reali di Valdieri, Valdieri – Cuneo (IT)



Group exhibitions:

2016
<20 15x15/20x20 | Collezione PUNTO SULL'ARTE 2016 , (catalogo), Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (IT)

2015
Museo Macist, Biella (IT)
Artexpo New York, con Just Art Contemporary Art Gallery, New York (US)
Arte Cremona, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte di S. Stefano Belbo – Cuneo, Cremona (IT)
Arte Padova, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte di S. Stefano Belbo – Cuneo, Padova (IT)
Bergamo Arte Fiera, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte di S. Stefano Belbo – Cuneo, Galleria Ess&rre di Roma, Bergamo (IT)

2014
Artexpo New York, con Just Art Contemporary Art Gallery, New York (US)
Pinocchio, a cura di C. Pesce, Villa Vidua, Conzano – Alessandria (IT)
Percorsi D'arte, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte, Sale dell'Agostiniana, Roma (IT)
Arte Padova, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte di S. Stefano Belbo – Cuneo, Padova (IT)
Bergamo Arte Fiera, con Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Emmediarte di S. Stefano Belbo – Cuneo, Bergamo (IT)

2013
Ordine al Caos, a cura di A. Soricaro, Galleria ZeroUno, patrocinio Fondazione G. De Nittis, Barletta (IT)
Muse, a cura di A. D'Atanasio e S. Gagliardi, Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano – Siena (IT)

2012
Mettiamo Le Opere in Comune, Museo Civico Eusebio, Alba – Cuneo (IT)
Bossolasco e Dintorni di Langa. Natura, Vita, Leggenda, Sala del Consiglio, Bossolasco – Cuneo (IT)
Nuovi Talenti Surreali, a cura di E. Gargioni, Galleria Davico, Torino (IT)
Art Innsbruck, Fiera d'Arte Internazionale, Galerie Unique di Torino, Innsbruck (AT)

2011
54. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, a cura di V. Sgarbi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni Torino (IT)
In Chartis Mevaniae, a cura di A. D'Atanasio, Museo civico di Bevagna, Bevagna, Perugia (IT)
Premio Internazionale Spoleto Festival Art 2011, a cura di A. Trotti, Spoleto – Perugia (IT)
Torino Arte 150, a cura di S. Sottile, Palazzo Barolo, Torino (IT)

2010
Venezia Misteriosa, a cura di A. D'Atanasio, Cà Zanardi, Venezia (IT)
Mom & Kids, a cura di FalpaPromozioneArte, Migheli Arte, Frida Arte, Sala Murat, Piazza del Ferrarese – Bari (IT)
Agrigento Arte Vi Edizione, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Agrigento (IT)
Gli Universi di Bottega Indaco, a cura di F. Bogliolo, Palazzo Oddo, Albenga – Savona (IT)
Solchi, Teatro Vittoria, Torino (IT)
Vit Arte, con Galleria Ess&rre di Ostia, Viterbo (IT)
Arte Cremona, con Galleria Ess&rre di Ostia, Cremona (IT)

2009
Bergamo Arte Fiera, con Galleria Ess&rre di Ostia, Bergamo (IT)
Immagina 2009, Fiera d'Arte di Reggio Emilia, con Galleria Ess&rre di Ostia, Reggio Emilia (IT)
Contemporanea 2009, Fiera d'Arte di Forlì, con Galleria Ess&rre di Ostia, Forlì (IT)
Meno Male, Teatro Vittoria, Torino (IT)

2008
Arteindaco, Centro Energea, Milano (IT)
Cambiamento Universale nello Spazio, Spazio Tadini, Milano (IT)
Il Volto, Incarnazione del Sogno, Ex Chiesa Anglicana, Alassio – Savona (IT)

2007
Segni, La Cavallerizza Reale, Torino (IT)

2001
Patchwork 3, a cura di C. Giuliano, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Torino (IT)

2000

Documento Arte 2000, a cura di L. Gierut, Centro Frà Benedetto, Sillico – Lucca (IT)
Antologica Dell'incisione Piemontese, L'isola di San Rocco al ponte delle Ripe, Mondovì – Cuneo (IT)

Group shows:

  • 2016 » Solo Scultura, Galleria Forni, Bologna (I)

Prizes:

  • 2012 » Vincitrice del 1° Premio Opera Le vie dell'acqua, Chiostro della Biblioteca Oriani, Ravenna (I)

Alessandra Redaelli

Claudia Giraudo. The wisdom of objects.

The dimension chosen by Claudia Giraudo is the one of meditation and slowness. Nothing, within her works, is fast, nothing flees; on the contrary, each character, setting, room – even the landscapes on the background – seem to be filled by an inner peace, given by the identification of time as a precious gift, to be preserved and relished within its slow course. Even when she painted tumblers balancing through precarious situations, the whole scene seemed pacified within a greater stillness, a sort of wisdom of the objects. There were tumblers, and Harlequins, poets and poetesses with the tools of their art; constellations and zodiac signs represented upon precious canvases enriched with details recalling the fifteenth-century. Moreover, the unavoidable animals, protagonists of the circus, symbols of a superior sensibility, a deeper – and wilder – self-knowledge. Each canvas was a mix of symbols, creatures and objects connected through clamped and intense dialogues. The pomegranate and the chalice of wine, owls and butterflies, boys and tarot cards, little theaters and soap bubbles, flying rhinoceros and balloons, multicoloured elephants and hippopotamuses crowned with laurel, all combined through rhymes and metaphors, like a visual poem. Each series recalled the previous one, while preparing the roots for the following, within a unique long coherent tale leading us, nowadays, towards the most recent works by the artist; she has pruned, dried out the details, channeling the poetic tension into a private discourse between the person and the animal, his daimon, his soul. It is no coincidence that the chosen subjects are often young people. Their daimon is the most intense and vibrant, the whole, which gathers what will disclose within the flow of time, life and future. Moreover, according to Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, the daimon of children has no fixed shape: it changes according to mood and circumstances. Thus, the range of possibilities opens wide; thus, the young lady, upon whom the butterfly lies, is ready for a metamorphosis which will involve herself and her changing soul, within a game of references and magic mirrors, even more filled with unexpected implications and disturbing climaxes by the artist's brush strokes.

Video by Claudia Giraudo

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