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Gabrielle Vitollo

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My paintings visually interpret corporeality, scientific data, and contemporary technologies. I am influenced by the German and Italian Renaissance's scientific investigations of painting in relation to the natural world, and the German Romanticists' Doctrine of Synesthesia, by which all artistic disciplines are combined for a sublime art viewing experience. Both rationally structured and intuitive, my paintings manifest into wall paintings, animations, and large stretched canvases through the use of digital tools including projections, colored gels, After Effects, and Photoshop and modern paint materials including fluorescent and metallic acrylics as well as glow in the dark paint. By incorporating digital technologies and painting on floors, walls, and ceiling, I attempt to reexamine the possibilities within painting. My vibrantly colored, cryptic symbology is inspired by formal language found in tattoos, graffiti, band graphics, and art history as I am interested in dismantling hierarchies within low- and high-art cultures. By working on an ambitious scale and utilizing reconstructive processes, my paintings are optimistic gestures of transformation and rebirth.

After completing my MFA in Studio Art from New York University Steinhardt, I moved to Berlin in 2018 on a Fulbright Research Grant. I recently received a DAAD Stipendium for 2020-2021 in order to research scientific data for my paintings.