Thu 2nd Aug 2018 until
Mon 20th Aug 2018
About the Exhibition
For Italian artist Anna Valdoni, the act of painting is a direct instinctual dynamic experience. Her wildly gestural paintings are strikingly beautiful.
With her spontaneous technique, she conveys emotions; drama, anger, pain, love, and her idea of space.
Valdoni feels abstraction is not about reducing painting into design, form, line and colour, but about the expression of the subconscious mind in action.
Her exhibition “Slash” is on at the Yvonne Rust Gallery at the Quarry Arts Centre from the 2nd until the 20th of August.
Opening event Thursday 2nd August 5:30pm.
About the Artist
Born in Rome, Italy, Anna Valdoni has been based in New Zealand since
2012. In 1985 Anna enrolled at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux
Arts in Paris where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989.
While studying in France she traveled to Ireland and settled in Kinsale,
sharing studio space with other artists and exhibiting her work. From 1989 to
2009 Anna exhibited her work in France, Greece, Ireland and Italy.
In 2012 she moved to New Zealand and settled in the Manawatu with her
family and in 2104 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at UCOL,
Wanganui, majoring in painting. The following year she enrolled on a
Postagraduate Diploma in Maori Visual Art at Massey University in
Palmerston North, graduating in 2015 . In the same year Anna worked as a
curator and artist in Waiheke Island for ‘Gulf Photography & Gallery’ in
Oneroa and was granted Residency in New Zealand under the Skilled
Migrant Category the 27th July 2016.