When I first saw Lorella Paleni’s work, I went “OoOOooOo”. And then, “umm”. I looked closer and then took a step back, paused for a short while and thought: what a cool mix of styles, you get some abstract in her landscapes and background often tangled into each other by a series of layers.
You get the surreal with the artist’s character and figures, never in a broad day light or clearly distinguishable but always in some intriguing scenarios or situations – a man seems to splash water on his face outside his house, in his garden perhaps? And is it actually water?
It is impossible to know for sure what happens in Lorella Paleni’s paintings and you quickly find yourself immmersed into them, trying to work out the snallest details in the hope of getting the bigger picture but we are looking here at breaking into the artist’s mind here, this is anyway how I feel looking at her work.
I am dreaming her dreams.
First seen on Juxtapoz