MARIESA CIULLO’s Biography Synopsis
She was born in Presicce, Lecce’s county, in Italy. She studied Architecture. She got a Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature as well as a Degree in Law.
She began her artistic activity in PARIS – Grand Palais, where she was admitted to Salon des Artistes Français and also to Salon des Artistes Indépendants at the end of the ’70s and in the early ’80s.
She continued achieving Fine Art Exhibitions in : DEAUVILLE – 1980; CANNES – 1981 – 1982 – 1984 – 1987; BRUXELLES – 1981; VICHY – 90’s; LONDON – 2017; BERLIN – 2017: MIAMI – 2018 ; PARIS – 2019.
She got a lot of awards,among those ones she likes remembering the Ist Special Mention by Leonardo da Vinci Academy, in 1982, the 2018 Modigliani prize as well.
Timothy Warrington has written about her artwork : “Characterised by eccentric and unexpected arrangements, vibrant and peculiar combinations that successfully animate the canvas – this attracts the viewer’s attention as much as the subject matter itself. This talented artist translates her innermost subconscious into pure hues, thus enabling us to experience her magnificent creative talent. The colour palette in Ciullo’s work is central to her approach: fierce, intense and emotional chromatisms highlight the dynamic impetus and elemental balance of the scenes represented, conveying a vital exuberance that reminds us of Matisse, recognised for illustrating his surroundings with bold, unrealistic and utopian colours.
Dissonant and wild contrasts of shades express an sentimental intensity that is also reminiscent of André Derain’s compositions which show experimentation with primitive and expressive vibrancy.”
Her particular way of painting arouse interest in her different techniques, such as: oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, watercolour, charcoal, India ink, collage, mixed media.
Her travels had a positive impact on her background, as she could refine her own visual, conceptual vocabulary.
She’s inspired by modern masters as well as contemporary art researchers.
In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Mariesa Ciullo’s paintings were regularly exhibited at Cigarini’s Fine Art Gallery, in Geneva. Today, her artwork is in the main European galleries,also in private art Collections.