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Bordeaux (33), France
Victoria Stagni’s figurative painting, which was born in Buenos Aires to a Paraguayan father and an Argentinean mother, oscillates between realism and dreamlikeism. His imagination is inspired by the works of great Latin American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Alejo Carpentier, where nature often plays a major role.
This "magical realism" inspires him to create figurative, colourful and luminous canvases in which characters are represented in a fantasized nature, surrounded by a whole friendly or threatening bestiary. The painter often places the human silhouette she masters best, her image, in order to play with our perceptions and develop a lush pictorial language. Animality is the centerpiece of a curiosity cabinet where the ancestral feelings of the psyche are expressed: fear, anger, laughter...
Victoria Stagni apprenticed in oil painting with Pierre Lafage (a graduate of the Beaux-arts de Paris and Bordeaux) at the Atelier des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux. At the same time, she set up her workshop in the Bordeaux district of Les Chartrons.
Two works by Victoria Stagni, "Animal Kingdom" and "Self-portrait aux Amaryllis", are now part of the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute’s private collection.
- From March 7 to April 11, 2019: solo exhibition "Becoming an animal#1" at the Monkey Moon Gallery, Bordeaux.
- September 10, 2018 to January 5, 2019: solo exhibition at the gallery of Hôtel Relais et Châteaux Le Saint James in Bouliac
From July 30 to August 13, 2018: solo exhibition "Animal Kingdom" at the Halles des Chartrons in Bordeaux with the support of the City Hall of Bordeaux -
2018: solo exhibition "Animal Dream" at the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute in Bordeaux (from February 26 to March 25, 2018)
2017: Obôem exhibition on the billboards of the city of Bordeaux/ Solo exhibition in the Julie Marie Moro- space
2016: Inaugural exhibition of the collective at the Ortiz Gallery of the city of Trinidad, Cuba/ Solo exhibition "Wild Reveries" at the Market of Lerme with the support of the City of Bordeaux -
Since 2015, Victoria is part of the international artists’ collective "Human Beings, What Unifies Us?" composed of Cuban, European and American painters, sculptors and photographers. This collective was created following the reopening of relations between the United States and Cuba and aims to spread beauty and peace in a sense of brotherhood.