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Natalie Giugni Artist Bio & Statement
Natalie Giugni is a fine artist working and living in Jersey City, NJ. She is a graduate of Manhattan's School of Visual Arts where she attended on a full four-year scholarship. Born in Venezuela, she has traveled extensively, and has drawn inspiration for her work from her experiences in Italy, South America, and Japan.
In-depth exploration and thorough enjoyment of the process of art making have led Natalie Giugni to develop a unique approach to creating her work: Forms are studied through sculpture and the contours of these objects are overlapped and abstracted using mixed media paints and pastels. Hence, the progression in her work is actually from 3D to 2D.
As she paints, she frequently turns the canvas, altering the direction of the shape and weight of the composition. This acts as the catalyst to Giugni’s painting process: Dynamic instances arise between the layers as combinations of color, shape, and texture prompt her thoughts and reactions.
Giugni is careful to balance her role as a "creator" and a "facilitator" as forms emerge from within the layers. In this manner, by taking shapes from the outer world and abstracting them, she is also able to study the images that arise from her inner, psychological world. The development of the surface of the work depicts the flow of events from the entire course of the piece; permitting the spectator to experience her paintings from the initial sketch to the end image and transporting the viewer through the psychological world to the tangible artwork.