Simon Bartle, Visual Arts Correspondent
Giuliana Lazzerini: Solo Exhibition
Giuliana Lazzerini: Fields of Colour Tuscany
This exhibition is explores colour and celebrates the beauty of the landscapes both here in Yorkshire, and Tuscany.
Guiliana Lazzerini has fine tuned her skills over many years, and her spontaneity leaps from the canvas to delight her audiences. She has a strong following, and this latest series of paintings are truly wonderful, the sheer energy never ceases to challenge the viewers senses. The impact of Giuliana's work is perhaps best summed up in her own words: "The translucency of mosaic images and the way colours can vibrate against each other always fascinated me".
'Vibrate' is an understatement, the colours pulsate. You will perhaps be baffled by Giuliana's reference to mosaic. Well the art of mosaic is a part of her soul, and references the fact that she spent her early formative years in her father's mosaic studio in Tuscany.
Giuliana Lazzerini: Northern Bay Flight
Born in Tuscany, Giuliana gained a Master of Arts from the Istituto D'Arte Stagio Stagi in Pietrasanta, and graduated in painting from the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Carrara. She moved to Yorkshire in 1987.
The use of colours, and the semi abstract style lend themselves in equal measure to her Yorkshire and Tuscan landscapes. But it is more than just those qualities, it is also all about excellent composition, which ensures that each of her paintings is exquisitely balanced. The combined use of the brush and palette knife have been mastered, and that there is a truly mosaic quality underpinning each work.
Crucially all the aspects of Guiliana's art are firmly rooted in her desire to create works which allow the 'memory and imagination to interact', and she does that with consummate skill.
Giuliana has exhibited widely both in Group Shows, Solo Exhibitions and her work has been acquired by public collections. She first had her work exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 1973, and over 40 years later she is still captivating audiences.
The exhibition should not be missed, so go on schedule a visit, you will be able to celebrate energy, inspirational use of colour, and unforgettable landscapes.
Giuliana Lazzerini; Solo Exhibition can be found at blue tree gallery, 23 Bootham, York YO30 7BW, which is five minutes from York Minster, and also close to York Art Galley. The Exhibition runs until 27th July 2019. This is a commercial Art Gallery and its Opening Times are: Open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am - 5:30pm. Closed Sundays. Admission is Free. For full details please go to web:- http://www.bluetreegallery.co.uk