Lorena Totolo born in Udine Italy in 1973, a passion for art which began from early childhood.
She began studying art at Art school particularly Classicism which she was very fond of. The Greek sculpture expressed an idealistic portrayal of the human figure ,the movement realism
the visual image and the art of Caravaggio inspired her passion to grow even more. Through her artistic education she began photography another passion of hers. Most of her work has been photographed by her.
Certain events in her life led her to abandon Art for a while, however she returned in 2005.
The work of Lorena Totolo is characterised by her research in beauty of the human body with a personal approach. A continuous evolutionary process.
Her photography began with the human body portraying it in an ideal and powerful form which enhanced immortality of classical sculptures which has always inspired her work. The sheer polished effect of the stone recreated in her paintings capture the lightness, shadows and the blur that create a visual image . In that instance the observer is not distracted by the contour. The choice of selecting statues and not human beings gives her a force, majesty and perfection, elements that are difficult to find altogether in the human form. The impeccability of the statuary subject clashes with the earthly emotions of the human.
These are the important points that inspired her as an artist but did not complete her, the poetry of Baudelaire, Rimbaud , Verlaine and others did. The reason being one with the image it portrays and represents, to complete the art work in substance one without the other does not make sense . The statues represent the emotions of humans whether good or bad and the poetry defines a rich intense blend.
In a historical period that life passes by quickly and no one stops, observing her art and stopping to reflect and analyze the writing that accompanies the painting will make you understand the message she wants to portray.
The choice of no frames is symbolic too because art should not be isolated or detached from the space that surrounds them, they should interact and integrate with the environment. No frames means her work of art is exposed at 360 degrees without limits and boundaries.
In a continuous evolution evolves the collection: PHATOS