Erica Lo Pinto Garbin graduated from the Art Institute "G. Sello " in her hometown, where she learned the techniques of graphic design, printmaking and photography. She perfected her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, in the department of stage and costume design and consequently gained the diploma from IED - Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin.
The strong inclination for figurative painting and the research to communicate with signs, are added to the experimentation of surfaces as a basis for a language traced with new dimensions and pastel techniques, these are the characteristics of her latest productions, whose themes and subjects are drawn from personal experience, reworked into an ethical and sharing point of view.
Erica ’s thoughts : « Each time I look at an ancient painting, I am thrown to that distant reality, back in time and in a faraway place. Then, step by step, I recognize its complexity and I manage to promptly understand elements such as the ambience, the pathos or the vulnerability of the characters, to capture the very essence of a moment or a story. For these reasons, I have chosen and / or prefered to use canvas as the pictorial support of my work. My paintings begin on a white canvas, free from any content. Then sensorial layers are slowly added, coming in the form of black tissue paper that ripple on the canvas like a wall, soft and « nervous » all at once. It could even seem broken sometimes like in an old house, as the stratification of plasters can be compared to the steps of a narrative or an experience with infinite human and spiritual components.
These layers on the canvas are like a series of events or the continuous transformation of reality. Therefore, the subject is not so important to me, as it is mostly a way to keep telling stories and trigger emotions. »
2017 Arte Vetrina, Udine, Italy
2015 Winner of OF4 1 Street Festival, Fidenza, Italy
2014 Impara l'arte e mettila da parte. Espressioni artistiche al femminile, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
2013 Più o meno positivi, a cura di Massimo Premuda, Trieste, Italy