1983 · Italy
Giulia Dall’Olio, who lives and works in Bologna, Italy, creates mystical utopian landscapes rich with abstraction. Her charcoal and pastel drawings and oil on canvas paintings are dense with layered visual material: murky trees engulf the composition, meandering highlights of color subtly pulse through the landscape as if charged with an electric current. Beautiful washes of white and grey seem to veil the natural forms that the artist's depicts, in reality this is a mark making technique of removing the drawing material. The works are polished yet purposefully obscured, with careful consideration given to the voids within the composition.