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Loredana Messina

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Birthplace
Italy

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Tags
traditional, landscape, realism, mixed-media, italy, Courtyard, lantern, cobbles, teenager, child, cockerel, hen, children, “old lady”, balcony, “washing line”, stairs, archway, architecture, Arch, Arab, Sicily, Tree, grass, garden, “rural scene”, “thatch roof”, Lavender, cottage, “ English countryside”, “country path”, summer, “stone wall”, meadows, fields, animals, sheep, purple, blue, red, yellow, black, BROWN, green, “canvas print”, bakery, “ English village scene”, village, Road, footpath, doorway, “store window”, “shop display”, woman, ”old man”, flowers, Florist, shop, Antiques, pub, ”cobbled street”, Nanny, pram, temple, Snow, seasons, Sky, palette, mountains, seaside, church, rural, nature, vivid colours, Palermo, Etna, Agrigento

Statement

Loredana Messina (Born in Palermo, Italy)

Loredana is a self taught London based Italian artist working principally in oils on canvas. She paints mainly to commission though recently she decided to expand her reach.

The artist is inspired by the land of her birth. Italian seascapes and landscapes feature in many of her works though over the years the English countryside has began to appear in her paintings. Scenes of everyday life are of particular prominence in her paintings. Though of late, abstract paintings have drawn her gaze.

Throughout her artistic range, her emphasis is on the use of vibrant colours to successfully bring out an expressiveness of interior feelings and emotions.

Loredana recounts, “ I started painting at the age of 12 after being encouraged by my art teacher who had faith in my artistic abilities.  I remember being fascinated by everything creative and after my schoolwork I would draw and paint anything and everything in sight.  These overpowering interests lead my father to buy me my first easel and oil colours. I still have my first tube of colour that I guard jealously, to remind me of my father and my passion.  Years ago, art was not considered “a proper job” and so, being realistic, I continued with my formal studies. I went to the “liceo classico”, and then on to Palermo University to study law.  After marrying in 1987 I joined my husband in London and started to teach Italian.”

Loredana remarks that while painting has provided her manifold satisfaction over the years, she realized that it was time to embark on new ventures.  Firstly in making her work more widely visible and secondly by harnessing digital technology to compliment the classical oil on canvas base and so produce re-mastered mixed media and abstract works sporting a fresh, young, contemporary feel.  

The artist’s work shows particular attention to detail which, coupled with her use of strong colours, bring to the fore a marked chromatic effect.  The paintings bring out her linear touch amidst strongly contrasting colours that compliment the technique employed.   

Of late Loredana’s work was chosen to be exhibited for the first time outside of her native country. She has now established a foothold in Asia, precisely the part of the world that is growing fastest. Beyond this, international presence has been bestowed upon her by contemporary art sites that have both curated and featured a number of her works giving her pride of place on the front page.  Loredana now has facilities in North America, Germany and  Australia from where giclee digital prints of her work can be supplied.

A noted art critic has said of Loredana:-

Paesaggi, scorci, scene di genere sono i soggetti preferiti di Loredana Messina che con grande spontaneità ed immediatezza evoca magiche vibrazioni e fresche atmosfere. Le sue opere, eteree e formalmente disinvolte, sono giocate su cromie tenui e delicate che vivono liberamente di ritmo proprio, definendo con spaziosa musicalità orizzonti e sviluppi colmi di suggestioni e di intime emozioni.

Possiede, l’Artista, uno stile pulito e modulato, una capacità gestuale fluida e sicura, un segno istintivo e spontaneo che non possono non rimandarci alla migliore tradizione naif, fantasiosa e primitiva, la cui pittura rivela sempre una purezza e una serenità straordinarie che sgorgano indiscutibilmente da vocazione autentica e convinta.

                                                                                   Umberto Demichelis


Loredana's recent exhibitions:-

Date

 Event

 May 2013

Finalist at Taipei International Contemporary Art Competition organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association and exhibition and the Taipei World Trade Centre

 

June 2013   

 

Collective Contemporary Art Exhibition at Vibe Gallery, London.

December 2013

Art Carousel, Contemporary Art Exhibition, London

 

January  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Mani Per Creare, Rome

February  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition at Sanremo Arte 2000, Sanremo, Italy

 

March  2014

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Percorsi D’arte, at Complesso Museale L’Agostiniana, Piazza del Popolo, Rome

 

March/April  2014

 

 

Collective Art Exhibition, Color Immersion, at Domus Talenti, Rome

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Loredana Messina participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Affordable Art Exhibition
Vibe Gallery
 
May, 2013 Art Revolution Taipei 2013
Taipei World Trade Centre
 
Exhibited with these artists
Loredana Messina has Exhibited with these artists:

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Exhibited at these venues
Loredana Messina has Exhibited at these venues:

Vibe Gallery Taipei World Trade Centre
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