Work in progress

2021

My practice is deeply rooted in drawing media and the inherently tactile qualities of the papers I work with. My technique employs graphite, fruits and plaster to create a variety of textures that help emphasize the character of each artwork. Drawing has always been the main vessel to express and freely articulate my ideas, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Whether with subtle details or with gestures, I intend to capture ambiguous emotions linked to the picture perfect effect: manipulated images we consume through mass media that have great impact in body image and self-esteem. 

The chief concern of my practice is social psychology. I am interested in the stimulus variable of gender conceptions, such as the effects of fashion and ornaments on the impression, formation, attributions, and social perception of humans within our society. Likewise, the context within which attributes are perceived has a profound influence on the reinforcement of gender roles and stereotypes.My pieces reflect on the way we are all implicated in preconceptions, and in perpetuating inequality. I use drawing as a means of navigating our shared realities, in order to capture and analyze them. – How to better understand reality if it’s not by drawing it? –  My artwork ultimately intends to encourage a reflection on the idea of the self as a social construction to reimagine human relations.

© Luciana Rondolini 2021

© Luciana Rondolini 2021