In the words of Stella Adler “Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one”. (Source: www.giostudioart.com)
“I attempt to construct intense personal moments masterfully created through mixed media artworks and sculptures. Wanting the viewer to imagine their own interpretation without being hindered where past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By applying abstraction, I want to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil metaphors that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and separation.
Life has come full circle, from the streets Brooklyn to Wall Street to the fervour of Houston. I have only just recently discovered the energetic art world here at my fingertips. Since I was eight the passion for art was for sure in my soul and I now get to share my visions hoping each who observe takes a little something away with them.” (Source: www.giostudioart.com) You can also find Denise Giordano ‘s work at facebook @ giostudioatsilverst and instagram @ giostudio108
I asked Ms. Giordano if there was anything she wanted you to know about her and/or her art? “I was blessed in being selected to the following…On behalf of Toby Kamps and Lawndale Art Center, it is my pleasure to inform you that your artwork has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 iteration of The Big Show. Kamps, currently the curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, and soon-to-be director and chief curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, considered 548 submissions by artists within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale – a record number – and selected 188 artworks! Show runs through Aug 12, 2017
Where does Denise find her biggest inspiration? “A lot of my pieces you may have noticed have wings which all started with the first sculpture which was inspired by someone very very close to me that passed away. “
What are Ms. Giordano’s memorable art encounters with her art purchasers? “For me it’s seeing your art work hanging in their home and how much joy it gives them.”
What do you do when you need a break from artistry? “There is no break at least for me. Creativity is in my soul. So no matter what I am doing or where I am at it is forever with me and I am blessed and grateful for it.”
Ms. Giordano was an absolute pleasure to meet!! I thoroughly enjoyed visiting her studio and I LOVED her pink glasses!
Elizabeth and Max