Giulia Pellegrini (1990), after studying Pharmacology, received a Bachelor’s degree in Paintings and Visual Arts and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, both at the Naba in Milan. At the Art Residency Dolomiti Contemporanee started her research about the traces left by the pigments hidden in her ice sculptures. Since 2017 she works on the “breath of the tree” and she elaborated a personal technique to make it visible. From this series, Scrivere con la luce (Writing with light) was selected for International Biennale of Contemporary Art and it’s now traveling around Europe.
Certificato di presenza
The slow dissolution as a symbol of life and mutation, the color as a sign materialized on the paper, a key trace for identification. Everything is necessary to understand the slow flow of life, from the plant to the animal, to insert the secrets that remain guarded and that revealed here.
The ice sculpture is revealed here as a metaphor for a body that slowly withers and disappears, leaving traces of experience on earth. Since the body is made up mostly of water, ice becomes a representation of reality and the inexorable flow of time. The pigment, like the skin, allows us to identify and understand the subject of the ice sculpture. It takes on clarity and meaning thanks to the coloring of the latter. Color on paper thus becomes the trace of what a human being, be it a person, animal, or vegetable, leaves as an indelible sign of its physical passage on earth.
Installation (ice sculpture)
THIS Gallery acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.