Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

Fade out copy.
Read More
'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Louisa Gagliardi

b. 1989, Switzerland

Louisa Gagliardi (b. 1989) draws freely from the codes of painting as well as contemporary graphic design and advertising in order to rethink questions of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Created initially as fluid digital images, her works are printed on vinyl and then intervened upon with a gel medium that lends a texture that could be read as ghostly impressions of painterly marks. However, rather than appealing to the hand, this texture only underscores the surface as a complex field of visual play –a theme brought forth in this suite of works through the reoccurring motif of veils and unveiling. Dancing between dimensionality and translucence, her landscapes and characters bridge the divide between the enigmatic and the banal. —Franklin Melendez

Featured Artworks

View All (17)
Missing by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiMissing, 2019 Ink on Plexiglas
30 x 26 cm
rodolphe janssen
Interior Nightscape by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiInterior Nightscape, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
210 x 110 cm
rodolphe janssen
Daily Jam by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiDaily Jam, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
160 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen
Backyard by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiBackyard, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
165 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen
Palm Reader by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiPalm Reader, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
140 x 215 cm
rodolphe janssen
Guest by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiGuest, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
200 x 135 cm
rodolphe janssen
Drained by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiDrained, 2019 Gel medium, ink on Vinyl
155 x 180 cm
rodolphe janssen
Blue Tan by Louisa Gagliardi contemporary artwork
Louisa GagliardiBlue Tan, 2019 Gel medium, ink on PVC
160 x 115 cm
rodolphe janssen

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Louisa Gagliardi, Side Effects of Satisfaction at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
16 March–4 May 2019 Louisa Gagliardi Side Effects of Satisfaction rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
9 November–22 December 2017 Group Exhibition birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees rodolphe janssen, Brussels

Represented By

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Louisa Gagliardi are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook