The formation artistic scholasticism of Susanna Viale starts in the junior high schools with the teacher Mattana that has stimulated in incisive way the creativeness and the experimentation of new techniques, for then to continue to the High school Artistico and the academy of Belle Arti of Turin.
Technical experience is notably evolved following the stimuli and to the teachings of the teacher Sergio Albano of the School of street Perrone that the painter to frequented for 8 years.
The artistic life of Susan Viale is mixed with the studies infermieristici and those university of Political Sciences and Sociology, acquiring some competences and a culture incentrata on the social and anthropological dynamics, without skipping the interest for the medicine with the study of the cromoterapia and the psychology.
The art is together an of technical ability and creativeness pure mixing with the experiences of life, cultural and psychological, from this the various phases can be analyzed passed by the artist: initially years 1970 up to the end years 1980 have experimented the use of various materials and with the acrylic one she has created works of the kind pop-art (period of formation high school student), subsequently from the end years 1980 up to 1993 the geometrismo is attracted and it pleases him to paint hills and groups of cottages. From 1994 following the psychoanalytic experience and under teacher Sergio Albano's guide the painting takes the road of the figurative expressionism and the colors Fauves, the energy creative first tablet was timidly expressed, but after a big personal and psychological change she is exploded in power on colors, conflicting and free brushstrokes from which all the vitality and the energy of the artist come out.
The university formation and the passion for the trips to fact yes that the artist was attracted by the cultural and social anthropological themes, subjects were born inspired to the oriental religions to the daily life and the sufferings of the developing world.
The search on the human body and the passion are not skipped for the dance.
In these last years the search is developed on the technique to spatula that has brought coloristica to bright results and jobs of notable suggestion and of expressive liberty.
in France one picture of his "Party in Trinidad" as symbol of the has been used” American Latin festival “of the Blue Coast from different years, the Commune of Nice and of Eze has organized personal shows. To Paris the famous Gallery Miromesnil that has the exclusive one some works of Salvator Dali' them and draws other artists as Matisse, Chagall, a personal show has organized her and involved in various collective shows.
In Great Britain the gallery "La Mostra Gallery" of Cardiff, it has a contract of she has organized a personale”The Colours of Life” and collective in permanence in the gallery.
London Biennale 2006
In the United Statesshe has participated to collective and personal exposures in the galleries:” Perspective on life” Agora Gallery and End Art Gallery,di New York, has signed subsequently a contract with "Artitaly"e besides the one man show and to the collective ones in the Show Room in New York, has been introduced in the exposures of the Expo in New York of 2003 and 2004, in the Expo 2003 Philadelphia and to Greenville in her "City Art Gallery."
In Canada in Montreal she has participated in the International Saloon of Belle Arti of Montreal in the years 2000-2001-2002, winning the silver medal in the 2002 SAIBAM artistic prize.In Argentina in 2003 in Buenos Aires you/he/she has been invited to expose to the” International Lecture of the Women Artists” and as representative dell' Italy to participate to a debate on the Situation of the International art.
In Mexico she has been invited to select Italian artists and to participate in the university of Tula-Tepeji to the formation of a GROUP Internazionale of painters of murales that the purpose has to bring the painting public murales in the world, is conceived for the first time the” murales viaggiante”,cioè a murales that people follow, which doesn't have to go to a fixed place to admire him/it, but you/he/she is the murales that moves him.
June 2004 is developed in the Festival “Lucero de Dawn” in which is inserted “You Ruta de Quetzacoatl en los Metros of the Mundo”, painters' group you/they have realized a murales on wood panel on the theme “Quetzacoatl” that verrano exposed all over the world, in the meter and in the Universities.
The initiative has been conceived and coordinated Technological dall of Tula, University Autonomous Subway of City of Mexico and from the System of Transport Collective Meter of City of Mexico.They have been exposed (2004)nella Gallery Iztapalapa dell Autonomous Subway of City of Mexico and for three months to the station St. Lazaro of the Subway of City of Mexico.
Cuba- Habana City - Municipality of Marianao, with the sponsorship of the University of Turin, Uni-Cuba Committee, and the organization of the cultural association TempoReale, personal exposure "La expressividad Humana y su encuentro con lo social" at the Communitarian House of Pogolotti, sub-center Municipal Library "Enrique j.Varona ".
Moreover: she has participated to the Salisburgo Expo, to the Montecarlo Expo, to a collective "Luces y Colores Mediterraneos" in Spain to El Puerto de Santa Maria (2001)
In Italy she has been invited by the "Center Figurative Arts" of Riccione for one personal (2000), other personal extensions have been carried out in communal halls: Traves (1997), Pino Torinese(2000-2004), Settimo Torinese (2000-2004), Chieri (2000); personal extension in the Sella Bank of Turin (2004), Carife Bank of Ferrara (2002), personal extension to the Center Culture and Society of Turin; personal extension to the Image Gallery of Cremona (2001), Grand Hotel Beach of Alassio (2001-2002). Chieri-Palazzo Opesso (2005-2007)-
She had a lot of collective extensions: in Turin extensions from 1985 to 1994 with the association Artemisa, Artistic and Cultural Piemonte (1999-2000-2001-2002-2003-2004) Promoter of Fine Arts (1999-2000-2001) Group of via Perrone(1996-1997-1998-1999-2000) many collective in Piemonte with "the Fridays of Art" and other groups, "revealed Art" Cisterna Palace Province of Turin(2002), "collective Extension of contemporary artists" to the Arteincontro Gallery of Turin (2002) and others.
"Charismatic Atmospheres" La Pigna Gallery Rome (2002) "Strange People" Logos Gallery of Rome (2004), Academy of Rumania of Rome (2000), "Free Tie", Naples - botanical Garden "Rags to the wind" Center of art Saint Vidal Venice (2001), Extensions with D'Ars of Milan in Monza, Bergamo, Parma, collective to the Puccini Art Center of Florence (2000) and others
She participated to the expo of Padova, Turin, Jesolo, Parma......
Participated to the campaign of the Common of Ciriè, several photos of works have been used in reviews, books and other banns.
Promoter of the stand of the Association Real Time to "Expo Art of Padova"(2004).
Promoter of the international exposure "Hidden City" organized by the Common of Ivrea and "the Association Real time", sponsorship Province of Turin, Piemonte Region, University of Turin.
They wrote about her:
Simone Fappanni, Gorgio Reverdini, Elisa Bergamino, Katia Girini, Giovanni Corsero, Ilena Balbo, Antonio Oberti, Ilaria Maddiai, Marilina Di Cataldo, Laura Carrara, Veronica Brovedani, Silvio Biosa, Riccardo Marchina, Antonella Bellan, Chiara Armando, Gianfranco D'Angelo, Cinzia Sfoncini, Mauro Cappio Barazzone, Angelo Mistrangelo, Daniela Gilardoni, F. Rossetti, Katia Zedde, Elisabetta Peota, Rita Clemente, Rosanna Cauda, Stefania Parmeggiani, Lia Ciatto, Sara Barbacovi, Chiara Carfi, Tiziana Cordari, F.Mariotti, Matilde Salvatore, Costanza Reviglio, Fernanda De Bernardi, Segio Albano, Marta Concina, Ugo Perugini, Paolo Levi, Paolo Rizzi, Antonio Musiari, Alfonso Gonfalone, Patrizia Raineri, Cristina Trivellin, Ezio Maglia, Elisabetta Peota, Daniela Giardini, Emilia Araiza
La Stampa, Corriere di Rimini, San Mauro, Gazzetta di Parma, La città del Secondo Rinascimento, La Cronaca di Cremona, La Provincia, Arte Oggi, Corrieredi Chieri, Corriere dell’Arte, Vignettopoli, Arte e Dintorni, L’Agorà, La Nuova, Il Resto del Carlino, Le Petite Nicoise, Nice Matin, Metropoli-Firenze, L’Attenzione, Il Venerdì d’Arte, Iride, Corriere Italiano di Montreal, Terzo Millennio, Paese, La Voce, In Collina, Cento Torri, El Financiero, Unidad Hidalguense, El Sol de Hidalgo, Arte in, Flash Art, Il Giornale, Repubblica, La Sentinella del Canavese.
|prof Paolo Rizzi||To approach different cultures; to look at the behaviour of far people; to study and understand life-styles that we could consider primitive. This is the line guiding Susanna Viale, a painter from Turin with different interests. But it is not a simple curiosity in Oriental or African culture, as was the case with the artists of the past: it is a deep desire to know. Within European art this is not a new tendency. The German Expressionists, like Kirchner and Otto Müller, have painted „wild situations with fascinating anthropological implications. It is not by chance, that they were an inspiration for those German „Neue Wilden that are considered as one of the most interesting movement of the recent avant-garde in the latest years, but they are also near to some of our „trans avant-garde artists, like Cucchi and Paladino. Of course, it is not necessary to show off advances and provoking features: what is important is to enter into the spirit of a „primitive pureness, looking, for instance, at the masks of black Africa not with the rapacious hedonism of the occidental man, but with a spirit of authentic cultural symbiosis. Susanna Viale refuses ? and this is clear ? exhibitions or stylistic exaggerations. She wants to „see the African and Oriental differences first of all in the most suitable ethnological sphere, and then in relation with the values of painting. In this way, Polynesian or Caribbean ritual dances are saw and described as explosions of inner vitality, far from the consumerist and behavioural patterns of our technological world. It is not a chance that colours are vivid, even violent, painted with emotional participation and impetuous gesture. The same deformations in the physiognomy of the figures derive from expressive demands, not from folkloristic curiosity. And when the artist gets closer to define the personalities of the figures, an emotional and striking outburst of identification is enacted. We see the black boy in Burkina Faso concentrated in learning to read, or the mother that sweetly dandles his child. The landscape is African, the feeling universal. Also interesting, on the level of a transcendent spirituality, is the description of Tibetan monks: here it is the Tibetan Lama, dressed in red, entering in a blue atmosphere that, symbolically, alludes to the search of the cosmic mystery. In another painting the eyes of the monk stare at us, as if they wanted to impress on us an effort of sublimation of thought. What distinguishes Susanna Viale is the effort to abstract the particular from the universal. For this purpose she needs exotic persons and landscapes: they leave all the common cliché and materialistic conventions of our society. The expressiveness gets pure and painting acquires strength, a „biological truth that in the end upsets us. This research is important, even and above all in an artist that previously had different artistic experiences: the most authentic core of the soul emerges with a fascinating tension.
|pro.ssa Marta Concin||Susanna Viale... was born in Turin in 1959 and now she lives in Pino Torinese in Via Martiri 7. She attended the secondary school following the artistic orientation, she took the degree in Politic Sciences following the social branch. She has been a student of the famous master Sergio Albano since 1994. She has been taking part to many collective and personal exhibitions since 1995. She is a member of an association called "Artistic and cultural Piemonte", and of the "Promoter of the Arts", both of Turin. A magic and heated thread comes loose, fluctuates and stops for a while: the picture grows, and then the same thread begins once again his movement stimulated by the new realities to show. A wonderful thread leads Susanna Viale through the meanders of painting. It is as if, as for an ancient liturgy, the inspiration could grow from the inexaustible stage of life. Susanna.Viale. paints people, customs, urban scenes, and she is very careful to find the best way to perform them on the picture. She moreover takes inspiration from the great masters in order to loose nothing of the original "teaching". Ensor? Perhaps. Munch?Yes, and who is, in addition to them, her source of inspiration? Nolde, Marc Kirchner Her arts is an unbelievable bold voyage, full of characters, of landscapes, of tropical forests where everything is real, where there is no artifice, no rhetoric, but where life becomes colour and nature energy. And just this transposition from the truth becomes the vision of the reality with the forcing of colours and the exasperated exaltation of the chromatic tones, while the figure with her expressionistic deformations assumes an unreal dimension, it melts and it becomes blurred till his dissolution in the paintings of 1996. The figure will take shape once again 2 or 3 years later, in order to become closer to the sculpture, useful to a concluded shape.
|Veronica brovedani||Susanna Viale...
painting is a kind of work loaded by humanity. I say human, because it is due to the artist subject’s predilection, which are busy in their daily duties. And it’s curious. Thanks to that kind of agreeably ingenuous and conquering curiosity, Susanna Viale raises the creative curtains towards a never-ending quest of new worlds, of new bizarre tales to narrate by realistic images. Her works never are short of man description, which celebrate him in different time of life. The human nature and its deeds become the undiscussed protagonists of Susanna Viale artistic creations. At a first sight, the very personal chromatic selection of gaudy colours give the sense as an impetuous whole but its apparently fortuitous juxtaposition makes unexpected balances. They are instinctive chromatic matching, which after become calibrated. Their chromatic as a whole fondles the visitor, it attracts his attention, and it captures the visitor until he participates to the depicted scenes. This is the inborn Susanna Viale talent: she approaches the exotic “alter mundus” to the western culture, in an unconscious way, I would say in a very natural way. The triptych representing the different moment of the treat of the rope, for example, become a life emblem, of which the Arianna’s thread constitutes the far archetype, the dance themes are allegories of a symbiotic sense of communion, the market becomes ideal intimist change theatre. It gains an explicit cooperation meaning. The solemn Lama image, in undefined space stability, like a prophetic apparition, acquires the valence as a precious amulet, like the two Tibetan monks praying image with its apotropaic meaning, a homage and invitation to the peace.
|Agora Gallery||Susanna Viale, a native of Turin ,Italy , is an internationally exhibiting artist and has garnered numerous reviews, honors and awards. A former student of famous Italian master , Sergio Albano, Viale has established herself as a premier painter of global humanist themes. Her oil paintings depict the pathos of oppression from a multicultural perspective, but without lapsing into maudlin sentimentality. The artist describes her creative process in the following passionate statement, "My painting is figurative, instinctive and powerful. Her ripe distortion are somewhat akin to Italian mannerism that is combined with a muscular brushwork, almost serpentine in appearance. The twisted of the brooding faces, are outlined in bold, vivid colors, with a palette more South American than Mediterranean, and is calculated to affect the viewer at their deepest emotional level. "The subjects I paint can be startling, dramatic or spiritual. Many times I paint poverty or scenes of third world people because painting must not only represent aestheticism, but must also be a cultural and social message, unpleasant at times," says Viale. Her pictures mostly portray the really vulnerable members of society; women and children. Represented as abandoned and helpless, with a raw energy reminiscent of the portraits of the late Social Realist, Alice Neel, or the political impact of Diego Rivera. Viale also makes forays into the artistic discipline of sculpture. While working three dimensionally, her creative process becomes experimental, and often utilized computer parts and CDs as a paeon to technology.