Titti Garelli: QUEENS

From 29 November 2018 to 26 January 2019

Opening: 29 November 2018

Opening hours: Thu - Fri - Sat | 4 - 7 p.m. or by appointment



Titti Garelli: QUEENS

from 29 November to 26 January 2018
metroquadro, Corso San Maurizio 73/F, Torino
opening hours Tue-Sat 4 pm – 7 pm
inauguration Thursday 29 November from 6.30pm to 10pm

in partnership with:
Vincent Tulipano,
Via della Rocca 6F, Turin
where the coordinated Titti Garelli line will be on sale

metroquadro presents QUEENS, a collection of original works by Titti Garelli. These (neo) Gothic ‘Queens’ are born as the germination of the Bad Girls, the artist’s previous series. Time has passed, now the girls have grown up and, continuing to combine the present with the painting and culture of the past, these Queens are its natural development, to which are added both a tribute to the artist’s fascinations and a game to be placed in the world of web aesthetics, populated with gothic-dark-kitsch illustrations, mediated by video games, Nordic-Finnish mythology, seasoned with Japanese references. Tired of hearing the word “gothic” associated with murky and disturbing atmospheres, with this cycle Titti Garelli wanted to bring the term back to its origins, when international gothic meant a very refined painting, appreciated in the main centers of European culture. Through the union of a sublime technique and a great erudition, his works achieve the purpose, arousing a feeling of enchantment and wonder.

Titti Garelli’s work is articulated, as for the Bad Girls, almost always starting from pre-existing images, stolen from old magazines and printed material that he has been collecting for years and that he reinvents for his creatures, giving them a real (and not virtual) Second Life ).

“The characters are conceptually the daughters of my literary and cinematographic loves: neo-gothic and pre-romantic literature, 19th century folk tales, romantic poets, horror and fantasy cinema, from Murnau’s Nosferatu to Herzog’s, with one but always attentive to the contemporary, the instant-book, the event of the day or even just the everyday life of a food or drink. The other great inspiring monad is the Painting of the Past, the one that explained itself, and from which I steal (quote?) Collars, jewels, cloaks, mixing them with other absolutely contemporary ones to create a game of ambiguous timelessness, where it is not important. recognize the source, but it can be fun to identify it as in a puzzle game. ”

Titti Garelli

Titti Garelli was born in 1948 in Turin, where she lives and works. She trained at the Art High School and the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. Equipped with an extraordinary technique, until 1990 she illustrated the most famous advertising campaigns in Italy and abroad for the main advertising agencies. Since the mid-1980s he has exhibited his cycles of paintings in countless solo and group exhibitions at art galleries in Italy and abroad.