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Serena de Gier, La gufa (the female owl), acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80

Serena de Gier, La gufa (the female owl), acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80

I’m back, in a very short time, as promised 🙂

It’s time to tell you about wings.
Con le ali (with wings) is the title of a series of works of Serena de Gier, having, as theme, birds of all varieties, that the young artist, even before on the canvas, portrays almost always with her own hands in photos, by going to the places where you can spot specimens of a particular species.

In September 2013 I had the pleasure of knowing Serena, and discover his work, in the occasion of the opening of the first exhibition dedicated to the series, at the art gallery Evvivanoé in Cherasco (I wrote about in the previous post). Immediately, at first sight, I was fascinated by the subjects and by the interpretation of the artist, who adopts different styles and registers, choosing lighting effects that, personally, I find exciting.

Serena de Gier, Il pellegrino (the peregrine), acrylic on canvas 80 x 40

Serena de Gier, Il pellegrino (the peregrine), acrylic on canvas 80 x 40

Saturday night I attended the opening of the exhibition Con le ali edition 2015, which contains many new works, some finished a few weeks ago, even gaining more vivid impressions. I chose only three photos, a funny robin, a superb peregrine falcon and a majestic owl (indeed, a female owl, which can be seen – the artist explained to me – from the greater size and clearer plumage than the male owl), illustrative but not exhaustive, for purpose of stimulate the curiosity to visit the exhibition in person. As well as the environment that hosts it, really original: the Pastry shop XI Commandment, Via Amedeo Rossi 25, in Cuneo.
A pleasant environment, equipped with a lounge where you can enjoy a selection of products of the house, sipping a cup of tea, read a good book … and admire the works of Serena de Gier, who will remain on display until next January.
(I forgot to ask what is the eleventh commandment, but I have a hunch it has something to do with Epicurus 🙂 ).

At first glance, I could not tell exactly what fascinates me more, in the works of Serena: if the freshness, the attention to detail, the varied brightness, color choices, or the spectacular effect.
But, after a brief reflection, the answer comes naturally: each painting, even the smaller, which depicts a moving subject or collected posing spontaneous, tells its own story. Each of them is deeply subjective, unique, not only because it is an original artwork, but for the strong uniqueness of the protagonist, portrait within his element. And if you don’t believe me, you do well: you go and see with your eyes 🙂

Serena de Gier, Troppo carino (too cute), acrylic on wood 20 x 30

Serena de Gier, Troppo carino (too cute), acrylic on wood 20 x 30

I think that this feeling of uniqueness and of individual story is not at all a case: to ensure that animals in her paintings express their individuality, as well as having a genuine naturalist passion, the authoress (as I said before) had to go, first of all, to look for them in their own habitat; and it’s a pleasure to listen to her telling her experiences, because it allows visitors who come to see her works to understand the personal experience, the private bond, which each of them contains and expresses.

Again, I suggest you that an artwork can be a perfect Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one, at a lower cost than you would think. And before any of you, perhaps, might be led to suppose that I have an interest in telling you that, I can add that I speak from experience. Because, I’ve already made a gift for myself 😉
And for the rest, if you follow me, you already know that: I love to write about what I like and I’m passionate about, so simply.

So, see you next time. If you liked these first two posts, stay tuned on #wingsandblue!

 

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