25.07. - 7.10.2018
Luciana Mariano “Woman’s Life”
artist Luciana Mariano (1971), born in São
Brazil, comes from a family of Italian and Portuguese immigrants, in
which there are three generations of amateur artists. Although her
grandmother, mother and uncle were into art, Luciana, who had also
started painting at an early age, did not take art seriously and
destroyed her works after they were finished. In 2008, after a period
of personal depression, she was not able to destroy them in her
spiritual turmoil and this excess became her first exhibition. That
was the start of an intensive period as an artist, with more than 600
naive art paintings and exhibitions in Brazil, Chile, the USA,
France, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany and Poland.
This year, in 2018, Mariano has decided to take a break in her artistic career. The exhibition at Kondas Centre will be the last one for now. The exhibition shows mostly new paintings that speak of the women's role in the modern world, women’s strengths and weaknesses, and the challenges posed by the society. The artist hopes that the audience will find the messages hidden in her works under the naive art form, and interpret what they see.