20 Sep ‘SPONDE CONGIUNTE’ EXHIBITION OF LIVIA LIVERANI, BY ROSA PIERNO AT STUDIO HYUNNART
“Sussurro notturno” 2017 150×100 cm Japanese cotton painting and collage “”
s p o n d e c o n g i u n t e
hyunnart studio – roma
date 6/10 time 18 6-28/10/2017
Sponde Congiunte, or bridge between the differences. This is first of all the sense of Livia Liverani’s show at Hyunnart Studio, and in particular of the most significant opera “Offerings for five senses” of 2013 (cm 370×74). In his approaching approaches and distances, touches and overturns, exquisitely visual solutions and plastic inventions on the flat surface, intersecting the world of oriental traditions with sharply contemporary thrusts, we find subtle indications of occurrences and suggestions of life.
The sensation is to cross a bridge in the middle of a plantation of lotus flowers, a symbol of ‘purity and harmony coming from the mud’ to observe the immense immense ‘postures’ taking on the flowers, with their bright petals and seeds -caliciums, and the infinite leaves and shapes that bend when an over-drop of rests is placed in the center.
But, as Rosa Pierno writes in the catalog, “That blooms develop blooms is not a so-called consequence, when they are an artifact, an abstraction and, in addition, when from an oriental cultural context we move to a western context. Then it is understood that it is not at all about grafts, hybridizations, cuttings that can or may not yield their fruits, as well as combinations of foreign matter, such as paper and cloth, watercolor and sequins, cordons and embroidery.
But I would immediately address the most perilous and ambiguous theme of all: that passage between East and West that, observing Livia Liverani’s works, is immediately lost sight of. The Roman artist who has deeply absorbed Oriental culture in the long years spent in Indonesia, Japan, China, and Ladakh (India) is artistically traceable in the process of selecting and assembling the collected materials: where a first major discrimina- tion is marked from the aesthetic evaluation of materials unconnected with any consideration of any other nature, whether it belongs to the Buddhist tradition, or to a specific cultural system. ”
That is, the observer who has well-known roots in the different parts, has a completely impartial position, well understanding the reasons for the different splendid and suffering ‘shores’.
Livia Liverani was born in Rome in 1962. His passion for Visual Arts began under the guidance of his great-grandmother Elvira Franceschini. She graduated from the European Institute of Design (editorial graphics). He attends the painting course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. She works for a five-year term at the Colony Architecture (Rome) and Hotel Ritz (Paris) as an interior designer. He studied Taoist Language and Philosophy at the ISMEO and Sanskrit Institute at the Indian Cultural Center in Rome. In Indonesia he deals with texile design. In order to deepen the oriental painting, it is still several years in India, China and Japan. In Ladakh (India), under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Jamyang, he studies the Tibetan Thangka Art. His first silk work is in the Lamayuru monastery. She works as an illustrator in Rome. He has exhibited his works in Barcelona, Rome and on numerous occasions in New York.