30. Fulvia Mendini
Ho disegnato un mandala ispirandomi alle decorazioni neoclassiche e ai simboli del meraviglioso Casino Marino, quali i pavimenti di legno, le sculture esterne e i soffitti.
I drew a mandala inspired by the neoclassical decorations and symbols of the wonderful Casino Marino, such as wooden floors, and ceilings of the outdoor sculptures.
Fulvia Mendini was born in Milan, where she currently lives and works. She studied illustration and graphics at the European Design Institute of Milan and then worked for the Atelier Mendini, collaborating with many companies (Alessi, Abet Laminati, Bardelli, Bisazza, Philips, Sikkens, Swatch, Venini) as publishing and graphic designer and illustrator. In 1992 the artist started a personal research in painting, mainly focusing on the world of nature and portrait. Her imaginative world is inhabited by manifold artistic antecedents, which range from classic to contemporary art, from fashion and design to Indian miniature, and wisely blend to create a highly-cultured approach. Her refined style avails itself of a meticulous technique, in which the brush tip deftly moves through colours and decorative details.
Fulvia exhibited her works in several prestigious venues: the Grand Palais, in Paris; the International Expo in Taejon, Korea; the Triennale, in Milan. The following galleries hosted her works: Luis Adelantado, in Valencia, Spain; Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, in Milan; Byblos Art Gallery, in Verona; Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea, in Como; Galleria Armory Arte Spazio Contemporaneo, in Perugia. In 2009, the artist participated to Prague Biennale. Her works were reviewed by the writings of several well-known art critics, such as Chiara Canali, Lorenzo Canova, Mauro Corradini, Raffaella Guidobono, Fulvio Irace, Norma Mangione, Loredana Parmesani, Ivan Quaroni and Alessandro Riva.
Fulvia also created several painted ceramics for Yoox, in Vietri, and designed a handbag collection. In addition to painting, she also commits herself to jewel design: her micro-mosaics are the natural follow-up of the minute details that decorate her paintings. Some of Fulvia’s paintings are permanently exhibited at the Byblos Art Hotel in Verona; travellers can admire some of her mosaics on the walls of the new underground railway stations (Salvator Rosa e Mater Dei), in Naples.