Pasquale Gigliotti's ambitious artworks often leave out necessary details underline what’s most important to himself as an artist - beauty and passion.
Bone experiments with furry textures sculpted by acrylics, with a subtle and unique palette of colors at play creating a somewhere shimmering effect.
Gigliotti’s canine subject looks up endearingly, with its dark eyes and large paws filled with that familiar softness and submission of man’s best friend.
Pasquale Gigliotti masterfully paints an abstract, yet photorealistic picture with Complex 1.
The vibrant, wiry image manages to replicate the effect of bright flash on iridescent print, as the colors make a seamlessly life-like transition into one another.
Unique in its vibrancy, the clever use of acrylic colors makes this original quite a spectacle to behold.
J’adore presents the viewer with Gigliotti’s signature artistic motif - the woman as a subject found somewhere between femme fatale and femme fragile.
Wire-patterned skin, and crimson lips with eyes to match encourage the viewer to lean toward the impression of the fatale.However, this notion is somewhat limited by the cartoonish, doe-like glimmer in the subject’s eyes, within which the idea feminine innocence lies.
Experimental textures, a female subject, and a focus on beauty and passion. Lemongrass is undeniably ‘Gigliotti’.
The woman’s photorealistic eye immediately demands the attention of the viewer, urging us to look closer towards itsunderlying messages.
Here Pasquale Gigliotti pays homage to one of hismost-loved muses, Marylin Monroe.
Widely accepted as the world’s most iconic female sex symbol, Monroe is represented candidly by the artist to aphotorealistic degree. Yellows, pinks and oranges work in harmony to accentuate the actress’ feminine beauty and symbolize her brightness as a Hollywood starlet.
No Title No.1 delves into Gigliotti’s fascination with the female physiognomy.
The subject’s side profile draws the viewer’s attention to a magnificent hair piece - an accessory that lends a sense ofroyalty.
Meanwhile, a stark contrast between chalky whites and bright crimson invites the viewer to consider the striking beautymanifested in the feminine form.
In an ode to the beauty of symmetry, Gigliotti presents us with this favorite motif - the woman - using triangular geometryto accentuate her features.
This original is representative of all things female - it is provocative and mysterious, yet innocent.
The realistic effect of the painting adds to its intensity. The viewer makes eye contact with the subject, seducing the male gaze, while asking the female to see herself reflected.
In a rare break away from Gigliotti’s favorite motif, Sumatran presents us with a feline subject rather than female.
The use of vibrant colors gives this original an almost three-dimensional effect, as the tiger fixates its view just beyondthe viewer’s shoulder.
The artist’s love of experimentation here is evident in a lustful intertwinement of hard and soft textures, echoing thetiger’s juxtaposing dangerousness and beauty.
Gigliotti’s Sunnyboy experiments with pointillism in a portrait filled with provocation.
The artist breaks away from his favorite motif, the female, and instead presents us with a male subject cracking an intense smile.
Masterful use of shading and contour here really bring this portrait to life, giving it an almost three-dimensionaleffect.
The subject’s blindingly white smile, eyes and necklace add to the vibrancy of character, and to the provocativeness that’s soemblematic of Gigliotti’s work.
Pasquale Gigliotti’s (b.1957 in Sambiase, Italy.)Pasquale's work is shaped by transformation and love of experimentation as well as constant striving for technical refinement. From synthetic resin colors, over spatula, sands and and glaze techniques to the acrylic painting,he is constantly seeking new challenges. His ambition culminates finally in the conversion of a photorealistic style.
At an early stage a social critical approach begins to show in his motif choice.Finally, what always created a great passion and work strength with numerous artists becomes ever more exciting for him: to paint contemporary nudes, to catch the lively, concentrate on shades, curvatures and outlines fascinates him. Nevertheless, his work remains the critical view of a world citizen, who argues intensively with the economic and cultural waves of the present.
The woman as a motif and representation of the spectrum between femme fatal and femme fragile becomes a central element of his oeuvre. It shows the femaleness in all its facets –provocative, mysterious, innocent - and captures them with virtuosic precision on his large sized canvases. Thus, his pictures result in seducing the male viewer with their erotic characteristics, whilst enabling the female viewer to see themselves reflected in the pictures.
1973 Commercial training.1975 Autodidactic training in drawing and painting.
2008 Beginning of cooperation with Alexander E. Räber Gallery in Zurich.
2012 Collaboration with Gallery Kunst7.The artist lives and works in Switzerland.