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Giuseppe Ferlito

Giuseppe Ferlito started to paint in 2010 in Los Angeles while he was writing the first draft of the script of the movie “88”. “I started to paint as a remedy to this kind of frustration, and to this day I believe that painting for me is therapeutic because it allows me to discharge all the emotions that I am feeling onto the painting, to face my fears and to confront myself and my insecurities”.

Giuseppe Ferlito

Giuseppe Ferlito started to paint in 2010 in Los Angeles while he was writing the first draft of the script of the movie “88”. “I started to paint as a remedy to this kind of frustration, and to this day I believe that painting for me is therapeutic because it allows me to discharge all the emotions that I am feeling onto the painting, to face my fears and to confront myself and my insecurities”.

 

Ferlito paints on different surfaces: canvas, cardboard, plywood and walls. Many of his works are nowadays untraceable as they were done on non-transportable surfaces such as walls in some of his friend’s houses, tables, shutters and many other surfaces. He finds that his biggest fulfilment is in carrying out the work and not in possessing it. “I don’t use a precise technique. When I direct a movie I mainly try to recreate emotions in various ways, but there I have a film crew and actors to guide. In painting somehow it’s easier because I only have to direct my creativity using colours as a vehicle”.

As in the cinema, he believes that it is not important to respect rules which are made in advance, but only to ensure that the choice of not following them does not compromise the final result, which, both in painting and in directing is that of transmitting emotions. “According to me an artwork, with all its expressivity, doesn’t derive from a set of rules and a frame of mind. I believe instead that submitting and being faithful to rules and rationality will make you end up tarnishing your work”.

He exhibited for the first time his artworks in 2013 in Miami, taking advantage of a prestigious showcase such as ART BASEL. “I feel lucky, because I am aware that for many, BASEL is a goal, and I had the opportunity to show my artwork there, my being in colour, next to great artists”. Later, he exhibited in Mexico on two different occasions, first during the famous MACO fair and then during the ceremony of Global Gift of Eva Longoria, as well as in London, New York and Los Angeles, where for the first time he exhibited bags painted like canvases.

Since 2013, Ferlito has exhibited his artworks in various cities, including New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Morelia, Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Madrid, Ibiza, Dubai, Tbilisi, and Santo Domingo.

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