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Jessica Rimondi,1987,is an Italian artist ,living in Berlin. She attended the Accademia Albertina in Turin, then she moved to Berlin where she actually lives and work. On the occasion of the 4th and 6th International Arte Laguna Prize she exhibited at Venice Arsenale and she presented her work at the Institutes of Culture in Vienna and Prague. The year 2012 saw her double-solo exhibition”Solitudo”with Elisa Anfuso and she was finalist of several competitions and selections for international awards as”Celeste international prize”. During 2013 her works diplayed in different countries as Belgium,at Galerie Van Campen and Rochtus(Antwerp),Italy for “Spazio arte Duina” and “Frattura Scomposta”,Great Britain at Lisa Norris Gallery (London). In the 2014 she was finalist of the prize“In Glorious Color”and exhibited at Griffin Gallery (London) and she won the cashes prize of “Premio Ora”. Further she started colaborations with international galleries as“Joachim Rong”of Berlin, she exhibited in the significant event as “Aliens Ferrara” (Italy). This year she was selected as winner of “T.i.na. International prize” which organized her solo exhibition at the Sesto sesto art gallery, Rome (upcoming). She presented her solo exhibitions in Bielefeld (DE) at “Herr Beinlich gallery” and the double-solo show “Jessica Rimondi and Sabatino Cersosimo – Zwei Italienische Kuenstler aus Berlin” in Mannheim at [KUNST] Projekt Raum. She has been invited for a residency program at the Sacatar foundation ( Brazil) Statement: Curiosity for visual engagement is the driving force in my work. My research stretches over researching different means of expression in sight of finding the most appropriate ones according onto needs and inclination. Form, gesture, material and concept- this is how my creative process develops into works that are characterised by the consistent mediation of different means of expression: technically and stylistically. Throughout the last years particular emphasis has been given to the element of gesture. As I progressively developed a technique of “strata”, which allowed me to create compositional narrative within the representational element, the performative factor of gesture progressively became the media and the poetic meaning through which my aesthetic develops. Such technique evolves through different stages of affixion-subtraction of layered material within the creative process. I generally tend work on flat surfaces, as in this way the contrast between the free gesture and the controlled flat colour gives me the opportunity to see the “recorded’ movement inside the paintings. This technique wants also to represent the metaphorical meaning of the work itself, as it gives me the opportunity to epitomize the carving inside of these layers/substrate as physical embodiment of my journey into the subconscious. Subconscious, reality, society – with the action of subtraction of layers, the action of painting becomes physical embodiment of my journey; creating and subtracting different layers in the paint within their connected sensation. Communication between the subject and his user, the observer and the observed, intimate, non-verbal, sensorial ,is what I try to achieve with thi method. When I use gestures in my work, it is an emotional triadic process in which I attempt to develop a relationship, a communication between my subject, the observer and I. I want the subject of my paintings to be real, not only in their physical appearances, but I want them to reflect my personal research into the relationship between the image and the psychological penetration that is due to the expressive medium I am progressively developing in my works. The kind of work I want to develop will be the outcome of a creative process that takes into consideration the connection between the physicality of the painting material/gesture within the psychoanalytical approach onto the thematic of questioning subjectivity in the representation of the portrayed object.