An Exciting Collision: Artwork by Giuliana Grande
The vividly colourful and formally packed paintings of Giuliana Grande draw my eye all across the surface – I find new details with every fresh viewing. Giuliana’s abstract works create a visual space where geometry interacts with clouds of pure colour in an exciting collision.
I’m fascinated by Giuliana’s paintings – in particular those that combine small details with large splashes of colour. Giuliana also plays with scale in some of her works – while most of her paintings are moderately sized, she also has a series of works which are all on one foot square canvases. I find it really interesting to look through these works in succession, seeing the changes of form and colour on identical substrates.
I’m also quite taken by Giuliana’s incorporation of sewing – a process traditionally more associated with craft than fine arts - into her paintings. These small threads sewn through and across canvases affect the way the paint has fallen and add a bit of intricacy to the aesthetic.