Eliana Petrizzi

(Avellino 1972 -)


Works by Eliana Petrizzi are mainly contained within the rectangles of small board and encoded through a precisely controlled technique devised by Flemish artists. They point to the results of the elaborate and essentially ideist painting technique which this young artist has adopted. Nevertheless, the icy and visionary "interferences" with the formal registers of the faces. the figures and now the landscapes too, trigger different paths, pushing us to the edges of the chasm, towards the ridge separating these figures from the life they live in real locations, even as they assert themselves as actual presence. Petrizzi does not step away from reality, beyond its boundaries and into the surreal, although she is persuaded to give her artistic experience the value of a "medium of cognitive communication"
Relying on this assumption, we can trace a path that will bring us to, or close to, the processes that drive our artist's imaginative practice. Here is a reality seen through the filter of photography, which, in Barthes' words, "reproduces to infinity" something that "has occurred only once", that is to say it "mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially".


Solo exhibition

migratori&migranti - Sopravvivenza e desiderio di rigenerazione, Baronissi (SA), Museo FRAC, curated by Maria Apicella
Ritratto-autoritratto, Salerno, Pinacoteca Provinciale, curated by di Massimo Bignardi
Interni/Interior, SBitonto, Galleria Nazionale della Puglia, curated by di Massimo Bignardi
Dalla terra al cielo, Dal figurativo all’informale, Gualdo Tadino (PG),
Chiesa monumentale di S. Francesco, curated by Catia Monacelli and Francesca Sacchi Tommasi.
Risonanze, Pompei (SA), Sensi Space Contemporary Art, curated by Franco Cipriano.
Beauty, Angri (SA), Pagea Arte Contemporanea.
Artlante Vesuviano, Sarno (SA), Spazio TECLA /Reale Polverificio Borbonico, curated by Franco Cipriano e Raffaella Barbato
L’aria è di nuovo azzurra e potrò mettermi a dipingere (C.Levi), Eboli (SA), Museo Archeologico,curated by Teo De Palma
Trasfigurazioni, Torre Annunziata (NA), Spazio 011, curated by Franco Cipriano
Icona, proposte per un’iconografia del Contemporaneo, Baronissi (SA), FRAC, curated by Massimo Bignardi
Foemina, Agropoli (SA), Spazio Carmine Pandolfi, curated by Gabriella Taddeo
I viaggi dentro, Salerno, Galleria Il Catalogo
Iside Contemporanea, Benevento, Museo ARCOS, curated by Ferdinando Creta
Il luoghi dello sguardo, Salerno, Galleria Il Catalogo
Vite Parallele, Salerno, Chiesa di S. Apollonia; text by Marco Alfano
Dipinti, Avellino, Centro d'Arte33 2010
Land-Escape, Avellino, Galleria L'Approdo
Intersezioni, Salerno, Centro Medilam; text by Giada Caliendo
Salerno, La Vetrina Del Fare Positano (SA), Spazio Mediterraneo; text by Ada Patrizia Fiorillo
S. Potito Ultra (AV), Museo Del Lavoro; text by Marco Alfano
Pietrasanta (LU), Aria Art Gallery
Vanitas, Nocera Inf. (SA), Spazio Einaudi; text by Giada Caliendo
Triade, Baronissi (SA), Fondo Regionale d'Arte Contemporanea
Napoli, Galleria Area24
S.Teodoro di Villamaina (AV), Antiche Terme di S. Teodoro
Aporie, Avellino, Galleria L'Approdo
Tre, Avellino, Galleria L'Approdo
Asiago (VI), Galleria Ciman
Arzignano (VI), Galleria Ciman; text by Franco Marcoaldi
Roma, Galleria Lombardi
Bassano del Grappa (VI), Galleria Ciman; text by Paolo Rizzi
Avellino, Ex Carcere Borbonico
Solofra (AV), Palazzo Ducale Orsini Pagani, (SA), Galleria Engema; text by Massimo Bignardi