Jamian Juliano-Villani

17.10.2023 | 28.10.2023
Pièce Unique

MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique is pleased to present the work of Jamian Juliano-Villani.

As chaotic as they are seamlessly put together, Juliano-Villani’s compositions are about personal memories, transposed onto the canvas. Discussing her work, Juliano-Villani explains:

1. Since the late 1990’s, “Scrubby”, the mascot of household cleaning product “Scrubbing Bubbles” has been reduced to a 3d render in commercials and advertisements.

Scrubby in print is increasingly rare; his motto is “We do the work so you don’t have to!”

A friendly slave, illuminated in the bathroom like he has a Hollywood spotlight on him, he deserves a little fashion and what better than the beautifully simplistic and classic Gucci logo, two icons very bright and so much so they actually cancel each other out.

2. As a kid my father would meticulously make me wash his cars every weekend, it would take hours. The rare weekend I had off, we went to the drive-through car wash and I realized they are the perfect example how time works, they are so expressive; every part of it has a different speed and weight.

3. The man in Lake Como is a boyfriend who dictates your vacation, the painting is supposed to feel like anvils on a pillow, despite the environment.

Alongside this exhibition, Juliano-Villani has invited artist group Gelitin to perform at Pièce Unique, on Thursday October 19th from 5 until 8PM.

Jamian Juliano-Villani

Jamian Juliano-Villani was born in 1987, Newark, New Jersey, and she now lives and works in New York.

Jamian Juliano-Villani's paintings are a mesmerising blend of chaos and vibrancy, enticing viewers with their unmistakably cartoonish pop. But underneath the surface of American popular culture's zaniness, you'll find a co-existence of humour, eroticism, fragility, and trauma. Composed using borrowed images from movies, memes, stock photography, art history, and printed matter, her acrylic canvases, airbrushed to precision, reflect the unpredictable pandemonium of everyday life.

Her work is represented in prestigious American public collections such as: Brooklyn Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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