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Roma Gaia | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Roma Gaia | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Roma Gaia

I like to think that the surfaces of the things have a soul, and i like to imagine that looking at my frameworks the eyes decide to lay exactly on those ripples of the materia.
After studying decoration technology at the Brera Fine Arts Academy, this artist from Milan began her career learning how to fashion surfaces. This training was to leave a deep and lasting impression on Gaia’s artwork. Working alongside architects, she designed furniture and decorative panels, before setting out to develop her own method of working. Abstract in appearance, Gaia’s creations plunge the viewer into the world of dreams, more specifically into that fragile, hazy borderland between sleeping and being awake, which might be called "a semi wakeful state”. The subjects that inhabit and haunt the compositions are mostly taken from commonly known myths and legends - or simply drawn from the collective imagination - so that they may resonate with the unconscious mind of every individual. Small sculpted figures, apparently suspended and emerging from the vastness of the background...
Composed of many layers of paint combined with various materials – such as gold leaf, metal, resin or even cement - her two-dimensional works demonstrate that much care is given to how the paint is applied to the surface. Here the background plays a key role in the composition of the work: it gives it tone and its own atmosphere, an impression of something dreamlike. The subject, meanwhile, completes the whole piece, bringing with it that narrative element which is essential for overall coherence and harmony. Inspired by surrealist poetry, the artist has developed a unique visual language; the title chosen for each work forms an integral part of it and this accentuates and emphasises that feeling of floating between reality and the world of dreams.
  • 2019
    Participation in the Affordable Art Fair
    Milano, Italy
  • 2015
    Exhibition at Citriniti Arte Contemporanea gallery
    Borgio Verezzi, Italy
  • 2002
    First solo exhibition at the Pit 21 gallery
    Milano, Italy
  • 1998
    Begins her studies at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts
    Milano, Italy
  • 1977
    Birth
    Milano, Italy

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