Maria Luisa Imperiali

Maria Luisa Imperiali  was born in1958 in Milan, Italy, where she lives and works. Graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera, she privileging the contamination between different languages. She start professional activity in the 1991.

Like an alchemist, she put together simple images, often childish images, to achieve a new meaning and looking for a new sign. So she came to a no mans land where is impossible to immediately consume and wear out images, a way to enjoy the artistic expression well different from the image cannibalism so typical of our society. From the technical point of view, recycled materials, timber and chalk have always been the main ingredients of my artists cooking. Surface treatment carefully done enable me to change their original look and to transform them in something really

In the large multimedia installation entitled “I don’t know the end of the story and not even what image it will have”, we recognize in this strongly visionary artist a coherent and recognizable style. Her alphabet starts from the analysis of the self as an identity and fragmentary motif. Her works come to life from what he sees every day, from the places she passes through and from those from which she makes herself cross. They are fairy tales, literary references, childish archetypal figures, zoomorphic bodies that tell stories and that are completely revealed only through the gaze and attention of those who observe in a silent dialogue between the parties.  In this three-dimensional installation composed of photographs, sculpture, glass spheres and dress – the common thread is the skin. The concept of the body as a covering and of the skin as a frontier surface and territory, manifest the transience of human and organic nature in general, making us reflect on the concept of identity, place, here and now and on the poetic and mythical dimension of human being in relation to its origins and its future. Since 2005 she collaborates with Primo Piano LivinGallery.

Last group show: 2020 – ” Geo-Graphies: Identity rituals and fragile ecosystems”, curated by Dores Sacquegna, Fondazione Palmieri, Lecce, Italy

Work in exhibition and more installations by artist in the Slideshow

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