DANIELA GULLOTTA

URBEX

“Urbex”

...Urbex is the English acronym for urban exploration and is an activity that consists of searching for and locating abandoned infrastructure with the aim of visiting, photographing and conveying its contents, with particular involvement of methodologies from geography, anthropology, sociology to cultural studies.1

DANIELA GULLOTTA

...We often speak of a "brain drain," but in this case we are really happy to say that it is a "comeback," and an important one: an artist of international caliber who has decided to entrust her return to her homeland to Almach Art Gallery in Milan, while maintaining a connection with important galleries, such as Marlborough Fine Art in London and Galerie Koch in Hanover..

Stair 2

60×60 cm
mixed media on wood - 2021

Factory 4

150×150 cm
mixed media on wood - 2017

Interior 1

90x90cm
mixed media on wood - 2018

Abandoned Church

100×150 cm
mixed media on wood - 2020

Around these concepts moves the work of Daniela Gullotta who, starting precisely from the research of old factories, abandoned churches, mostly dilapidated historical monuments, sublimates them on the pictorial surface creating images of an intense introspective force.

The artist, with decisive brushstrokes and marks, makes his vibrant presence felt, restoring vitality to buildings that seem empty, but in reality still pulsating with potential creative energy.

From historic architecture she extracts forms laden with the important past, with images that seem to make them appear almost like mirages in the desert and in which "her" Bologna is often found in the tunnel-like perspectives that recall its famous porticoes, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site..

Factory 2

200×140 cm
mixed media on wood - 2018

Her works have been in the past approached to the works of Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) and Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1770), but in Gullotta's paintings the absence of color makes the spaces particularly ethereal, allowing them to be ideally lifted to new places and to new life.

This is the synthesis of Daniela Gullotta's work: exploration, discovery, memorization and re-presentation of ancient or historicized and, in many cases, almost forgotten images.

All through the creation of works that are "strong" in terms of the visual impact given by the subject matter and in many cases the important size, necessary to better allow us a deep immersion in them.

Daniela Gullotta in her Studio

Instead, reminders of the not-so-distant past are conveyed to us in the works dedicated to the Velasca Tower in Milan, recently restored and returned to the city.

torre velasca

80x55cm
painting on wood - 2023

torre velasca

15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
painting on wood - 2023

Tower bridge

80x200cm
mixed media on wood - 2014

Anna Pennati - El Sueno

Factory 3

150x150cm
mixed media on wood - 2018

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Almach Art Gallery is pleased to take up this commitment, with the responsibility and conviction to express the extreme potential Daniela Gullotta brings.

Luca Temolo Dall'Igna

Pantheon

170x150cm
mixed media on wood

arco di Settimio Severo

15 3⁄4in x 15 3⁄4in
t.m. su ardesia – 2010

tempio di Antonino e Faustina

15 3⁄4in x 15 3⁄4in
t.m. su ardesia – 2010

Pantheon 2

15 3⁄4in x 15 3⁄4in
t.m. su ardesia – 2010

fontana di Trevi

15 3⁄4in x 15 3⁄4in
t.m. su ardesia – 2010

Interior

90x130cm
mixed media on wood - 2017

A catalog was produced on the occasion of the exhibition and is available in the gallery and by mail upon request.

Stair 1

90x130cm
m.m on wood - 2017

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