She describes herself as “a duck with a human head and vice versa...” who “doesn’t want to make serious art”.
Laurina Paperina (Italian, b. 1980, Rovereto, Italy). She lives in Duckland, a small town in the Universe. She has shown her work internationally, including group exhibitions in private galleries, art foundations, museums and public spaces. Also She has participated in festivals and art fairs.
Working predominantly with the imaginary of contemporary heroes, Laurina Paperina pokes fun at art and life in her morbidly humorous paintings, drawings, installations and animations.
She describes herself as “a duck with a human head and vice versa...” who, “doesn’t want to make serious art”. Instead She ridicules the self-importance endemic to the artistic enterprise, as well as politics, religion, and pop culture, through her cartoonish caricatures.
In her multi-part project titled, How to Kill the Artists (begun 2007), Paperina pays twisted homage to modern and contemporary art stars like Picasso, Marina Abramovic and Takashi Murakami by killing them with their own work. Murakami, for example, is eaten alive by one of his maniacally grinning flowers while Abramovic performs herself to death.
The motivation of her relentless abuse is a wild sense of humor, a commentary on contemporary forms of media, and a successful attempt to make light of the all too often serious pretensions of today's art world. Despite their often gruesome acts, her child-like characters are disarming and full of wit.
21.6 x 28
21.6 x 28
21.6 x 28
25.3 x 3.7
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21.5 x 27.5
Events, Posted on 18/01/2024
On the occasion of BOOMing 2024, Trentino's galleries Cellar Contemporary and Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, united in one booth for the third consecutive time, will exhibit a selection of limited editions produced exclusively with their artists.Read more
Events, Posted on 11/05/2022
Cellar renews the appointment with the Bolognese Art Week with two booths at ARTEFIERA and BOOMingRead more
Special projects, Posted on 02/05/2020
Now online the artist limited editionRead more
Special projects, Posted on 19/11/2019
Inaugurated on the occasion of the Festival of St. Martin, the shop of limited edition objects and unique artist's pieces will extend its opening until Saturday, November 23 .Read more
by Davide Raffaelli