Giulia Andreani, born in 1985 in Venice, painter and researcher, is a figure of contemporary figurative painting.
Her painting is the result of a protocol, a work both archival and historical , which gives a new breath to historical painting. Beyond the archives, thanks to a story she appropriates herself, she
paints a new story. By exhuming photographs, after research work, Giulia Andreani builds her works, and thus questions our view of past and present European history, of art history, and of herself. Her will is that of the restitution of a human presence built of men and women who created history. Her canvas are all executed in monochrome color, with Payne gray.
Her paintings, through the appropriation of the documents she uses as a model, take on an almost surreal dimension by the use of watercolor, which makes photography a painting. Giulia Andreani
was a resident of the Villa Medici, in 2017-2018, where she exhibited Correspondances in 2018.
Dilecta has published the first monograph of the artist in 2019 with texts by Julie Crenn, Amélie Lavin, Ludovic Delalande and Jean-Marie Gallais.
Public collections: Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (MNHI), Paris ; Centre culturel régional Opderschmelz, Dudelange, Luxembourg ; FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême ; Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), Paris; Urdla, Centre international estampe et livre, Villeurbanne ; Collection départementale du Lot, Cahors.
She benefited at the end of 2019 from an exhibition at Labanque de Béthune - “Bacia la sposa / Brucia la strega” (Embrews the bride / Burns the witch) , from her first exhibition at the Max Hetzler gallery (“Art must hang”) in Paris and a vast exhibition at the Dole Museum of Fine Arts - «La Cattiva» - at see until February 2, 2020.
Giulia Andreani is represented by the Max Hetzler gallery in Paris.