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Born in Ferrara (Italy), where she lives and works.
Graduate in Philosophy.

My experience with the writing signs began at twenty years old, when I was engaged by the Conservatory of Music in Ferrara, where, among my various tasks, I had to produce hand-written diplomas for the graduated students. Up to this point my degree in philosophy (1981) suggested me to read the contents and not the form of the single letters. I studied thousands of pages, thoughts, purposes, for which millions of signs were needed. During a long experience of handwriting, my attention focused on the simple shape of every letter, beyond its particular meaning. Can a single letter live alone? By itself, it is not appealing. But if we detach it from its austere task and its forced order, it becomes funny and disquieting. This way the letter changes its purpose from being a part of a word to becoming a simple design. Mirò, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso and others, that I observed in infinite journeys inside many museums, helped me to find new forms of signs. Maybe for a strong and consolidated "calligraphic deformation", I saw in these paintings strange signs, which reminded me of hidden, laid down, reversed alphabetical letters, in an independent state of freedom.
Starting from this new outlook I created first CENTOMIRO’ and ALFAMIRO’ (1993); then, one year later, ALFAKANDINSKY and ALFAKLEE. The year 1997 is the time of ALFAPICASSO. ALFABRAQUE born in December 2000. As a whole I designed about three thousand forms of alphabetical letters, "stole" and imagined looking at the works of these artists. Later, I coloured about three hundred of these Characters. Moreover, I played with some of the marks, moving it like a Fan, or in a straight line, or repeating many times the same letter with different colour ensemble.
My growing interest for the writing signs as a simply abstract form led me, recently, to focus my interest on linguistic signs of different cultures and peoples. The exchange and the comparison are amazing. I produced the complete range of twenty two Hebrew capitals, in great size (cm. 35x50), decorated inside with painted and coloured letters like the alphabets derived from the artists previously quoted, and the complete Hebrew Alphabet, inspired by Kandinsky art. These works was exhibited in 2002, between September and October, at the Pillars Hall of the Gobetti Theatre, in Turin city, Italy. The occasion was the "Arcastella" happening, a week of events about the different expressions of the Hebrew culture, like literature, theatre, music, art, and more. I also designed and coloured twenty Armenian capitals: some of them were edited, as picture post-cards, by the Armenian Committee ("Collegio Armeno") of San Lazzaro Island, in Venice (1999). In 2000, June, I painted the complete Armenian Alphabet, inspired by Mirò, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, Braque.
In mine works there are, finally, two letters of Tibetan alphabet; five Chinese ideograms; one letter of Gipsy language, the only one that is different from the Latin alphabet, and the Gipsy Wheel, ancient emblem and flag of the Gipsy people culture.
On 2002 April 13th, in Ferrara city, occurred a fully Music Dedicated Day, care by the “Conservatorio” (High School of music) G. Frescobaldi. In such occasion, while many concerts was performed in different artistic and historical places in town, I designed the Manifesto inspired to “Serenade for a Satellite”, a piece of Bruno Maderna which given the name at the full happening. I painted also twelve pictures representing the Zodiacal Signs, exhibited from time to time, leaving from the composition “Tierkreis” (Zodiac) of Karlheinz Stockhausen, in the halls of the musical performances.
At the same time, I am active remaking illuminated capitals from ancient and rare manuscripts. Antique and Modern reasons can cohabit. The differences can find a synthesis in the secrets hidden in the fanciful world of the communication signs.

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ADDITIONAL WORK :
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E Chinese Ideogram (E cinese) From ALFAPICASSO
China black Ink & Ecoline colours/Pergamena Paper (35x50)
China black Ink & Ecoline colours/Pergamena Paper (35x50)

 

 

 

 

 

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Gloria Soriani