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LUDOVICA GIOSCIA

Website of London based artist Ludovica Gioscia represented by Baert Gallery (Los Angeles) and VITRINE (London/Basel). Ludovica Gioscia’s installations and sculptures explore the rich layering of cultural debris within our cities and speak of a journey of scripted spaces through history including the way in which the digital revolution shapes our way of being.

Overview of solo show Infinite Present @ Baert Gallery, 2017. © Photograph Joshua White.

The Infinite Present is my new non-linear modus operandi, which I adopted in 2016.

INFINITE PRESENT

Liquid Sky Fits Heaven, 2013, House of Peroni, London. Hand printed and commercial wallpaper, dimensions variable. © Photography Michele Panzeri.

Examples of various types of installations, including the Giant Decollages and Debris series.

Site-specific installations (2004-2018)

Siren Of titan (appeared 2018) ©Ludovica Gioscia

This series stems from the layering of two collections: the make-up advertisement and the magazine clippings archives, which span more than fifteen years. The result of the collision between the two archives is the Soft Power portraits. In these, inverted beauty and the fascination with destruction applied to the body, as described in J.G. Ballard’s novel Crash, are forced to collide and form a romantic alliance.

SOFT POWERS (2010-2018)

Look Past The Violence, FlashBackFriday and Aureolin Heartache, 2016, Palazzo Fiano, Rome. © Ludovica Gioscia Photograph Alessandro Dandini.

The Giant Accessories borrow and elevate elements from other series, such as the wallpaper sculptures and Debrocks.

GIANT ACCESSORIES (2016-2018)

Stargazer

Made out of battered Ikea table tops the Incorporation series was born in 2013.

INCORPORATIONS

Central paper work is Pensiero Ultramarino (appeared in 2017). 45 x 29 x 3 cm. Wallpaper from the future, acrylic paint, wallpaper paste, textile, thread and magnets. Photography t-space. © Ludovica Gioscia

This section houses wallpaper works created as a by-product of the Giant Decollages or from the debris of the latter

WALLPAPER SCULPTURES & SMALL SCALE DEBRIS (2008-2017)

Description de l'Égypte, 2013 (detail). © Photograph  Delfino Sisto Legnani.

Inspired by the overblown luxury of the tiger economies—super displays, department stores and retail anthropology—the Campscapes are child-scale, flat-pack architectural model-like assemblages.

CAMPSCAPES

Debrock 32, Art Australia magazine and glue, 30 x 28 x 28 cm. © Photograph Alex Wisser.

The Debrocks have evolved from a previous line of enquiry: the Wallpaper Sculptures. The aforementioned are three-dimensional structures created from paper.

DEBROCKS (2011-2017)

This photographic series is a very recent development in my practice and arose from experimentation whilst making bodily-like excretions in plaster for the Incorporation series.

PSEUDOARCHAEOLOGIES

Vomitorium, 2009. © Photography Michele Panzeri.

The Vomitoria are an ongoing series of self-vomiting wooden sculptures that I began in 2009. They are inspired by the bingeing practices of the Romans who used to overeat and then relieve themselves in order to eat more.

VOMITORIA (2008-2015)

Exfoliate, Cleanse & Tone, 2011. © Photograph Michele Panzeri.

For years I have been collecting all sorts of things that help me unravel our complex relationship with consumption. I organize my hoardings into archives, each one of them focusing on a specific topic or research.

ARCHIVES

Pan-Stack, 2012 (part of Product Placement @ Angus Hughes Gallery). Screenprinting ink on cardboard, 300 x 75 x 75 cm. © Photograph Michele Panzeri.

This section hosts works that currently do not belong to a series.

MISCELLANEOUS