There are artists whose identity is so clear that their every work is unmistakable. This is the case of the brilliant sculptor who, for thirty years, has worked cogently and continuously. Yet nothing is repetitive: Giovanna Bolognini sensitively travels the paths of intense research, naturally imbued with great energy. Her work is characterized by the use of fired iron rods, an elementary, poor and essential linguistic constant accompanied by design as an inseparable practice of thought and meditation.
GAMeC presents a series of sculpture drawings in which Bolognini breaks away from two-dimensionality in an utterly natural way, opening up visual images that evert and invert the surface, in a powerful and dynamic vision. Her exploration of three-dimensionality is intriguing, and it guides recognition of the expressive media best suited to provide a specific aesthetic dimension, the natural foundation for any outcome.
Bolognini’s is a recognizable, vibrant hand – never static – with a pace eschewing the rules and boundaries of two dimensions, so she projects herself in the construction of space, the necessary and inevitable dimension of her sculpture.
Critics who have written about her include Giuseppe Appella, Mario Botta, Claudio Cerritelli, Enrico Crispolti, Fabrizio D’Amico and Maria Grazia Recanati.
Born in Volpera di Mapello (Bergamo), she graduated from the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti (1983) and the Accademia di Brera (1994). She has staged solo shows in private galleries and public spaces in Bari, Bolzano, Como, Ferrara, Milan and Matera.
Curated by: M. Cristina Rodeschini