Luisa Longo's work revolves around the concept of cross-over and admixture of design, craftsmanship and art, in particular Fiber art, which applies a mix of thecniques on the fabric.
With the aim of relating decorative arts, painting and design, Luisa moves in the wake of the concept of a total work of art and the idea of bringing beauty into everyone's daily life.
“I am inspired by symbolism and expressionism, through a constant exploration of the cosmos, nature, music”
“The first phase, very long and patient, is the preparation of the colors, one by one.
When the colors are ready, the jet painting starts, without a trace, along lines that travel meeting other colors and transforming themselves, like beams of light in continuous movement ”
Born in Bologna in a family of art lovers and collectors, Luisa Longo has been fascinated by art in its many expressions from a very young age. Luisa attended the Ecole du Louvre, in Paris, the prestigious academy of art history, combining her study with the practice of fabric painting by attending the atelier of Christine De La Haye.
This is the origine of the strong attraction for the Fiber Art will accompany her throughout her life and will leads her to a non-stop experimentation of fabrics, pigments and techniques to achieve ever more complex chromatic, luminous and material effects or, contrariwise, to use abstraction, making the sign and the color transparent, impalpable, barely perceptible.
During her many travels in Asia, Luisa deepens her study on ancient fabrics, which leads her to study the most important collections in the world as well as the traditional techniques and languages of oriental peoples.
Luisa follows a completely personal path in Fiber Art, the result of an uninterrupted experimentation over the course of her long production, which began in the early 70s and during which she exhibited her work in some of the major international art and design institutions in the world.
The continuous research on support materials, pigments and techniques, leads Luisa to paint on organza, a favorite medium for her artistic projects. The silk organza allows her to obtain the effects of brightness and dynamism that are particular to her.