Artist Statement 
 
Influenced both by the Old Master Italian painters, the London School and their contemporaries Mark Tansey, Michael Borremans and Neo Rausch, Gianni Giuliano is part of the contemporary realist figuration.
 
His work is not strictly academic, however, because the realistic treatment of the image is one of the main modalities of creation. Giuliano does not work from preparatory sketches. He composes on the spot an arrangement of characters and eclectic attributes by setting himself as a rule to oppose to the iconographic incongruities encountered in an illusionist treatment that will situate them in a visually coherent environment.
 
By substituting for the incongruity of the situation represented, the realism of treatment is not exhausted in an agreed genre - portrait; landscape; genre scene; still life; narrative image, dreamlike, paradoxical, surrealistic. Giuliano creates another scene for the image, where the gaze is constantly propelled by an uncertainty to be solved, by a tension to bear, by the desire to be removed from it. Neither an apparent reflection of a plausible reality nor an evocation of an imaginary reality, Giuliano's works expose the image as the shaping of an ever-renewed intentionality of the contribution of an object for the gaze.
 
 
 
 
Biography
 
Gianni Giuliano is of Italian descent, and born in Montreal, Canada where he continues to live and work. In 1998 he completed a Bachelor studies with distinction in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Painting & Drawing and in 2014 a Master degree in Art from Université du Québec à Montréal in Painting. He is the winner of the 6th edition of The Brush Off Competition and was shortlisted twice, in 2016 and 2018, for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition. He is also two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields grant, amongst many other prizes. His works can be found in numerous public, private and corporate collections.
 
 
 
 

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