Italian artist, Maria Teresa Guala was born in Turin in 1947. Her father was a painter and advertiser (he got the contract of Italia 61, TO Esposizioni), coming from an important family of artists in Monferrato. Maria Teresa studied at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts of Turin in the '60s with the lead of Prof. Scroppo. She interrupted her activity for a long time and resumed in 2000 with a solo exhibition at Micrò Galery, Turin and at Promotrice of Fine Arts, Turin 2001.
Maria Teresa collaborates with the MIT Museum of Turin and spent two months in Chicago (Zhoo Center). In summer 2017, she participated in the Triennale of Rome and worked with galleries in the United States winning a contest whit Artavita Santa Barbara to participate in Art Basel. She was also contacted by VIDA, a fashion house at San Francisco to work as a designer.
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Venus in Fur | Maria Teresa Guala
Enigmas of signs, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions
Presentazione critica del critico d’arte Prof. Gianluigi Guarneri
On the intimate balance between line and colour live the pictorial emotions of Maria Teresa Guala. Abstraction and spirituality, depth and denunciation of living generate, in the artist's figuration, a spontaneous expressionism of signs suspended between topicality and archaism. The forms inspired by Outsider Art evoke mysterious entities transfigured into instinctive aesthetic devices. Enigmas of sign, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions. The artist moulds the images with an impetuous narrative force, overcoming rigidity and superstructures to flow into a free and spontaneous dimension of the pictorial gesture. A total light pervades the substrate and is animated by vehement gestures with a restless and feverish, material and allegorical sign, generating synthetic and vibrant sensitive sequences. The two-dimensional choice of the primordial stroke goes beyond naturalistic mimesis to seek in space the revealing essence of autonomous drives that decree the absolute freedom of figuration. Graphic-ideative assonances emphasize an ancestral dimension between indefinite symbolic spaces and arcane labyrinths of a distant past. Prof. Gianluigi Guarneri, May 2020
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Enigmas of signs, with a primordial character, evoke a cultured two-dimensional execution of interweaving, overlapping, hermetic visual perceptions.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist