Artereal now representing Patrizia Biondi
Artereal Gallery adds a new artist to its stable.
Words: Donnalyn Xu
Artereal Gallery has announced its representation of Sydney-based multimedia artist, Patrizia Biondi.
Biondi was the recipient of the 2018 Artereal Gallery Mentorship Award, presented annually to an outstanding honours student at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). Following this award, Artereal worked closely with Biondi throughout 2019, presenting her work as a solo exhibition in August, and at Sydney Contemporary in September.
“When I first saw Patrizia’s work at SCA, I was instantly drawn to it,” says Rhianna Walcott, associate director of Artereal.
Working with recycled cardboard, Biondi’s architectural paintings comment on the current environmental crisis, as well as the rapidly changing nature of global finance as a culture. Through her use of salvaged cardboards as a rare and valuable material, she reflects on contemporary socio-political questions of consumerism and objecthood.
Biondi was also a finalist in the 2019 PICA Hatched award at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art. Since then, Biondi has received significant attention from international collectors and curators, with her first international solo exhibition presented in September 2019 at Annarumma Gallery in Naples, Italy.
Image: Patrizia Biondi, Fraught To The Bone, Rot To The Core, 2018. Cardboard, Paint, Other Media, 2.2m x 1.7m. Courtesy: the artist and Artereal Gallery.