Luisa Longo

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 origin of the forceful attraction for Fiber Art that has accompanied her throughout her life and has lead her to a non-stop experimentation of fabrics, pigments and techniques to achieve ever more complex chromatic, luminous and material effects or, on the contrary, to use abstraction, making the sign and the colour transparent, impalpable, barely perceptible.


During her many travels in Asia, Luisa has deepened her study of ancient fabrics. This has prompted 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 70’s and during which she has exhibited her work in some of the major international art and design institutions in the world.


The continuous research into support materials, pigments and techniques, has encouraged Luisa to paint on organza, a favourite medium for her artistic projects. The silk organza allows her to obtain the effects of brightness and dynamism that are particular to her.




PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2021 – “TRAME DELLA LETTERATURA”
CASA DELLE LETTERATURE, ROME, ITALY

2018 – “SINESTETICA”
CURATED BY LAURA VILLANI, ARTISSIMA, TURIN, ITALY

2018 – “L’ANIMA IMPALPABILE DEI GRATTACIELI”
CURATED BY LAURA VILLANI, ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE, VENICE, ITALY

2009 – “DUE DI QUADRI”
GALLERY, BOLOGNA, ITALY

2007 – “ART & DESIGN ONE BY ONE”
CURATED BY LAURA VILLANI, PADOVARTE, PADUA, ITALY

2006 – “LUISA LONGO”
GALLERY SINOPIA, ROME, ITALY

2003 – “ALTA ROMA”
PERFORMANCE AT THE TEMPLE OF ADRIAN, ROME, ITALY

1995 – “SETE DIPINTE”
LA CLESSIDRA GALLERY, CREMONA, ITALY


GROUP SHOWS

2018 – “INTERNAZIONALE ITALIA ARTE”
MUSEUM MIIT, TURIN, ITALY

2010 – “IN AND OUT”
GALLERY SINOPIA, ROME, ITALY

2010 – “THE NUMBER ONE AWARD”
VENICE ARSENAL, ITALY

2009 – “QUADRUM SACA IN FIERA”
BOLOGNA, ITALY

2002 – “L’OGGETTO INESISTENTE”
CURATED BY LAURA VILLANI, FUTURE SHOW, BOLOGNA, ITALY

2001 – “A FUTURISTIC LANDSCAPE WITH A MOUSE AND A PAD”
CURATED BY LAURA VILLANI, FUTURE SHOW, BOLOGNA, ITALY

2000 – “LOVE PHONE”
FUTURE SHOW, BOLOGNA, ITALY