“Loredana Galante uses game processes and falsely emulative rituals to give reality the stability of the dream”.
Achille Bonito Oliva
Loredana Galante plays with the constant redefinition of meaning and use of the objects and images of our everyday life, drawing from the dreamlike imagery as well as from the most recent iconography, in a mix of different languages, painting, performance, sculpture, video.
All her works births within an intimate rituality, interwoven with memory, characterized by a elegance of the past. A volcanic and irreverent artist, Loredana Galante plays tirelessly with the stereotypes of everyday life with a particular look at female identity. Travel souvenirs, bird nests, cups, calligraphic signs, wedding cakes, dresses, embroideries, immense clothes from which eggs hang like ripe fruit, painted flowers, embroidered words, insects in evening dress from mysterious fairy tales, weaver spiders dressed in lace, bird houses transformed into handbags, fountains from which orange juice drips are just some of the crazy and fantastic creations of the artist.
Everything enters in the artist’s work and becomes a joyful and happy parallel universe, recreating an all-female, scratchy and irreverent alternative everyday life, never taken for granted.
Loredana Galante reinvents a new design, making current ancient and forgotten things, recreating a dreamlike, funny and a little crazy world. “My paintings are tapisseries in which makes itineraries among objects, embroideries, animals accomplices of some spell, of a ritual where I try to put back order in the turmoil, with the care and the help of spiders weavers”, says the artist.
Loredana Galante was born in Genoa in 1970 and lives and works in Milan.
She has won numerous awards and participated in artist residencies in Italy, Ireland, Germany, Burkina Faso. During her artistic activity she has exhibited in Italy and abroad, including Tokyo, Dubai, Hannover, Strasbourg, Nice, New York, Tehran, Ouagadougou, Shengzhen.
She has performed in Shengzhen, China, Tehran at the GAM in Genoa, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Villa Croce, Turin, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Dubai, Bolzano, Hanover, Strasbourg, Nice, New York and many other Italian and European cities.