Semifinalist for Premio Arte 2021

The Grey Hour, 2020-21
The Grey Hour, 2020-21

The art project highlights how you can relate emotionally to the environment to express yourself and your mental, emotive states. The Grey Hour is an intimate encounter and dialogue with oneself, played with shades of grey and, paradoxically, with beauty and harmony, which want to give space and light to mental issues that are often still victims of taboos in today's society. The project is divided into:performances, videoart, photographs and is kindly supported by Svenska Kulturfonden and SÖS.

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The Grey Hour, 2020-21
The Grey Hour, 2020-21

The art project highlights how you can relate emotionally to the environment to express yourself and your mental, emotive states. The Grey Hour is an intimate encounter and dialogue with oneself, played with shades of grey and, paradoxically, with beauty and harmony, which want to give space and light to mental issues that are often still victims of taboos in today's society. The project is divided into:performances, videoart, photographs and is kindly supported by Svenska Kulturfonden and SÖS.

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Valentina Gelain was born in Feltre in 1992. She graduated with honors from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan.
After her studies, she moved to Finland, where she started the Life Art Project "Black Box Genesis" with her husband and artist Bekim Hasaj.
Her strongly evocative art is characterized by a marked self-referential spirit. The artist is always careful to plumb her inner self, and from there, that of others, for reproduce it and almost impress it in her works.
The fundamental theme of her art is the 'Sentimento Panico', that subterranean, almost visceral desire to merge one's body with the natural element. Hence the constant interest that the artist has reserved (and still reserves today) to the rural landscape of her land, where the wind, the water, the forest and the rock still create profound suggestions. What transpires from her works is a desire for evasion and, at the same time, for reunification; a deep and suffered need for peace.
Another recurring theme in her artistic production is the unconscious; that suggestive latent world that dwells within every human being. In this regard, it is possible to mention her "Uomini cane", anthropomorphic figures in which the human character merges with the animal one. What the artist wants to highlight is the constant emergence in human of those impulses that we could call primitive and primordial; that association of forces with which human, despite the long intellectual and cultural evolution, is called to confront themself for the whole course of their existence. Her "Uomini cane", with their still and disturbing looks, appear to be characterized by a sense of deep and unnatural stasis. The impossibility of movement, in fact, is accompanied by the liquidity of their bodies, in an oxymoronic, but only apparent, contradiction.

Curriculum Vitae

Electrical  box, Valentina Gelain, 2021
Electrical box, Valentina Gelain, 2021

Acrylic paint on metal, 80cm x 80cm Street art in Vaasa, Finland

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Relations, Valentina Gelain,  2020
Relations, Valentina Gelain, 2020

Acrylic on wall paper, Malakta Art Factory, Malax (Finland), 2020-21 Mural painting Photo credits: Patricia Rodas

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Coal, Valentina Gelain, 2019
Coal, Valentina Gelain, 2019

Acrylic and thread on velvet, cardboard canvas, 27cm x 22cm x 0,5cm Self-portrait

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Electrical  box, Valentina Gelain, 2021
Electrical box, Valentina Gelain, 2021

Acrylic paint on metal, 80cm x 80cm Street art in Vaasa, Finland

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Artistic Production 2019 - 2021 | For the portfolio, please, contact us.

THROWughOUT art exhibition by Valentina Gelain, thank you to Malakta Films for the video presentation!

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