Verdiana Patacchini was born in Orvieto in 1984. After graduating from the Art School of Viterbo, in 2002 she moved to Rome to attend the Via di Ripetta Academy of Fine Art. In recent years lives between Italy and the United States exhibiting her works.
In 2011 participated in the 54th Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion and in 2012 she won the Catel Prize with the opera “La Veronica”. Since January 2016 she was awarded an artist residency in New York, at Mana Contemporary. Currently, she lives in New York and signs her paintings with the pseudonym Virdi.
“…My work ranges from painting to sculptures. Departing each piece as a platform for continuous research of materials transforming visual perceptions and poetry into painting and sculpture. My subjects are amorphous representation of the human figure with even classical references; it is through a complex investigation of the quality of colors and a diverse exploration of materials that I reveal my images.
My work is obsessed by research and by the process; I feel I am in a fight between my intimacy and the constant necessity to find new solutions…” (Virdi)
“In the work of Virdi, one senses a search, an existential exploration with no discernible map or direction. The amorphous quality of each work is simultaneously punctuated with symbols, words and vague images representing a dream-like state, while each work possesses a depth and passion in the desire to reveal her journey inward“. Nadesha Mijoba
New Brunswick Art Salon 2016 Part II Watercolor and Mixed Media Exhibition
Feel free to visit Verdiana’s website: www.virdi.it