History

EXHIBITIONS
AWARDS, DIPLOMAS, SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

 PARIS - GRAND PALAIS - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981
 DEAUVILLE - 1980
 CANNES - 1981 - 1982 - 1984 - 1987
 BRUXELLES - 1981
 GALLIPOLI - 1984
 LECCE - 1985
 SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA - 1983 - 1985 - 1989 - 2015
 ROME - 1982 - 1987
 OTRANTO - 1987 - 1990 - 1991
 GENÈVE - 1989 - 1990 - 1992 - 1994 - 1997 - 2017
 VICHY - 1995 - 1996 - 1998
 LONDON - 2017
 BERLIN - 2017
 CHIANCIANO - 2017  
 FIRENZE - 2017

CRITIQUE

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Madame,
avez-vous vendu les deux tableaux que vous avez exposés au Salon des Indépendants?
Sinon, quel est leur prix? Exposez-vous quelque part ?
Je serais très heureuse que vous me donniez ces renseignements car j’ai beaucoup aimé ces deux petits tableaux du Salon.
J’ai d’ailleurs été frappée par leur titres de “ bien être” car c’est exactement ce que cela avait provoqué en moi.

 Françoise Charles

                                                                                                                              78270 Bennecourt

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“Fête”, “Femme”, deux propos qui sot transposés ici en un langage éthéré.Recherche d’une facture où jouent les embruns vaporisés de la couleur. Des coloris chatoyants, bien orchéstrés, bien harmonisès.D’où une démarche aux sonorités parfois feutrées, parfois vivifiantes. C’est personnel, édifiant.

                                                                                     Bulletin des Arts de la Côte d’Azur

Février 1984

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L’atmosfera brumosa del Nord si consolida ed acquista forma nei paesaggi di Mariesa Guillot Ciullo che dipinge con tenui tratti di malinconica dolcezza. Le luci e le ombre si compenetrano e sembrano scaturire da una permanente condizione di stupore che si perde nel sogno di una realtà lontana nel tempo e nello spazio. La presenza di figure umane ne cancella la sensazione di solitudine che si avverte nei paesaggi ed il tutto appare come emergere da un caos primordiale in cui, comunque, non si avverte un qualche conflitto, ma una triste musicalità che ci ricorda la poesia di Verlaine.

                                                                                               Alessano, 22 luglio 1988

Antonio Penna

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“ Oh! La nuance seule fiance
le rêve au rêve et la flute au cor!”

VERLAINE

MARIESA CIULLO GUILLOT vive a Presicce, in Terra d’Otranto.

Nella molteplicità dei suoi interessi e nella fecondità dei motivi, l’artista esprime il suo mondo creativo. Insieme si trovano realizzati malinconia e gioia di colori ( grigio, rosso, nero, verde), rivelatori di stati d’animo, sensazioni, di sincerità interiore. Sono situazioni avvolte nella brume vague , riflesso del sogno oscuro esistenziale di ogni artista.

Il figurativismo del primo piano si trova spesso superato dalla grazia del fondo, così reso più problematico, come se l’artista volesse coinvolgere e stimolare la sensibilità dell’osservatore. Il critico è tentato di risalire alle radici culturali della pittrice, rintracciando qua e là note della lezione simbolista pur filtrate attraverso varie esperienze novecentesche. Ma l’esercizio si spegne davanti alla maturazione espressiva tutta personale, spoglia di chiassosi modernismi.

Giuseppe Macrì – Luglio 1989

Università degli Studi di Lecce

Dipartimento di Filologia, Linguistica e Letteratura

“ L’art figuratif du premier plan est souvent dépassé par la grâce du fond, ce qui rend l’oeuvre plus problématique, comme si l’artiste voulait engager et stimuler la sensibilité de l’observateur. Le critique est tenté de remonter aux racines culturelles du peintre, en retrouvant ça et là des traces de la leçon symboliste, même si modifiée par les différentes expériences du XXème siècle. Mais cette tentative s’arrête devant le mûrissement expressif tout à fait personnel, dépouillé de modernismes tapageurs “.

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Nella mia breve permanenza ad Otranto ebbi modo di visitare la Sua Personale. Occasione gradita, questa,
per apprezzare e valutare la freschezza cromatica e scheletricità grafica di molte delle opere esposte.

Lello Spinelli

Pensiero Arte

Bari, 13 settembre 1990

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Per realizzare le sue figure e i suoi paesaggi, Mariesa Ciullo fa ricorso ai colori caldi e pastosi del Salento, dove la luce si rifrange suscitando emozioni, desideri di libertà.

Quotidiano di Lecce

Venerdì, 9 agosto 1991

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Congratulations again for the wonderful and  powerful artworks. It’s really  interesting code to read.

MARZIA FROZEN GALLERY- BERLIN

February 22nd 2017

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AMSTERDAM WHITNEY International Fine Art congratulates you on being accepted to our distinguished “Family of Artists.”  After carefully reviewing your Figurative artwork, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery’s Curatorial Review Committee has formally selected you to participate in our elite museum-caliber Representation Program.  Our Curatorial Review Committee was most impressed by your superb Figurative paintings which are a triumph of personal expression as you encapsulate the human experience.  Our noteworthy Curatorial Review Committee was most impressed by “EMOTIONS” which resonates with a profound visual narrative as you reveal an intense human empathy for life.   The artistic journey  that you portray in your stellar  work “WOMEN” explores the complexities of strong shapes as it resonates with a dynamic silhouette.  We were particularly engaged by the fluidity of line in “RED-WOMAN” with its symbolic message as well as the strength of  your unique artistic vision of capturing the impalpable as you seize the essence of the emotional and physical experience.    We salute you on the exciting interplay of color, movement and space in your “FAMILY-YELLOW” and how you capture a special spirit of the joie de vivre of life.  Your Figurative Themed art  viscerally challenges the viewer to a high level of emotional response and illustrates a vibrant visual intensity and the essence of the human experience;We are so pleased with your marvelous art and the positive energy of your stellar compositions. We would be delighted to showcase your art in an exciting 2017 Exhibition at our GROUND FLOOR GALLERY, located at 531 West 25th Street – New York, NY 10001.

February 25th 2017

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Mariesa Ciullo’s sensual paintings show incredible passion and emotive artistry, validated by her dazzling methods of experimentation and emotional involvement, which are the basis of her eclectic creative process. Her artworks radiate innate brilliance as each canvas is permeated with the power of life itself – supreme contrasts in fantastical colour and the energetic movement of complex brushwork rejuvenate Ciullo’s imaginary worlds. This Italian artist often depicts a harmony of figures positioned in a balanced composition, expressed through atmospheric and dreamy forms, in primitive earthy tones that complement paradoxical shades of turquoise blue and blood orange.

 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 Italian 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. From natural landscapes to expressive portraits, passing through an orchestra of psyches and musical instruments, Ciullo’s compositions talk about love, destiny and the mystery of life. The brushwork seems to vary according to the temperamental frames of mind experienced by the characters: delicate and pastel touches of pigment intertwine with tactile and vigorous flows of dense paint in an dynamic intricacy of textural patterns.

Thereafter, the spectator is enchanted by enigmatic figures hiding behind a dreamlike and evocative ambience constructed of fine shades. A combination of unique and innovative styles and philosophies harmonically coexists in Ciullo’s paintings, albeit originated from her sensitive mind and skilled hands. The viewer is called to attention and reflection, to analysis and synthesis by the surprisingly attractive charisma of this artist’s oeuvre. As the unrivaled artist Georgia O’Keeffe once said: “To create one’s own world takes courage” and in Ciullo’s work we truly perceive this tenacity as she reveals and transmits her instinctive and endless artistic inspirations.

 Timothy Warrington

International Confederation of Art Critics

25th March 2017