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LIANA BORTOLOZZO

Liana Bortolozzo is a London based artist. Her work involves and cobines different media, both conventional and unconventional: drawing, painting, photography, fabric and even found objects. Recently she has introduced also the use of video in her practice. Her work aims to reach a sense of the grotesque: a simultaneous clash among incompatible feelings which are both ridiculous and terrifying. The terrifying in her work is obtained through the representation and the suggestion of abject aspects of the human body, such as hair and open wounds which ‘evoke a bodily reaction, like nausea or vomit, something that disgusts” (Kristeva, 1982).

Irony is sought in different ways, depending on the type of work she realises. In the sculptures and installations is expressed through the use of materials such as fabric and wool which, once shaped into rounded forms, recall the puppets and dolls of childhood. In the videos is aroused by the costumes she wears, by the different characters she plays, and by the documented reactions of the audience in seeing her camouflages. .


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