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Culver City, CA
Culver Hotel, April 30

Giuliana Aubert, Morning Glory (Crystal Cove), pastel, 18 x 26.

Giuliana Aubert, Morning Glory (Crystal Cove), pastel, 18 x 26.

This story was featured in the April 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  April 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

On Sunday, April 30, Giuliana Aubert hosts a solo exhibition in the Parisian Room of the Culver Hotel from 4 to 7 p.m. Similar to her last show, the exhibit features several miniatures and some larger works showing images of her time spent in both Southern California and Lake Como, Italy.

Aubert comes from a large Italian family and holds dual citizenship in Italy and the United States, which allows her to portray unique qualities in the landscape and everyday life of both cultures. The artist is drawn to the ocean and spent much of her time painting in a unique area off the coast of Italy, where palm trees and cacti grow just miles from the Alps. When in California, Aubert also travels inland to various canyons searching for different landscapes and textures.

While the subject matter of the pieces in the show remains true to Aubert’s usual work, the artist has experimented with other materials, working on wood and velour to create new experiences for her viewers. Aubert says she loved painting on organic matter like wood and utilizing the shapes that already existed in the grain of her panels. “I think it’s something that most artists don’t play around with in letting a lot of the markings on the wood come into the painting,” she says.

For 18 years Aubert experimented with various mediums until she came home with a box of pastels one day and fell in love with their ease and spontaneity. She thinks of herself as an impressionist painter influenced by Fauvism. “The colors I use can create an emotion so that they become the most important thing,” Aubert says. Her style has grown looser over the years as she continues to create her own artistic vision under the mentorship of painter Lorenzo Chavez. “When you are studying art, you are trained to paint something realistic, but for me this is such a neat way to go because you’re painting from the heart,” Aubert says. “You’re becoming bolder and not being so worried about what other people may think.” —Mackenzie McCreary

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www.giulianaaubert.com

This story was featured in the April 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  April 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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