She describes herself as “a duck with a human head and vice versa...” who “doesn’t want to make serious art”.
Laurina Paperina (Italian, b. 1980, Rovereto, Italy). She lives in Duckland, a small town in the Universe. She has shown her work internationally, including group exhibitions in private galleries, art foundations, museums and public spaces. Also She has participated in festivals and art fairs.
Working predominantly with the imaginary of contemporary heroes, Laurina Paperina pokes fun at art and life in her morbidly humorous paintings, drawings, installations and animations.
She describes herself as “a duck with a human head and vice versa...” who, “doesn’t want to make serious art”. Instead She ridicules the self-importance endemic to the artistic enterprise, as well as politics, religion, and pop culture, through her cartoonish caricatures.
In her multi-part project titled, How to Kill the Artists (begun 2007), Paperina pays twisted homage to modern and contemporary art stars like Picasso, Marina Abramovic and Takashi Murakami by killing them with their own work. Murakami, for example, is eaten alive by one of his maniacally grinning flowers while Abramovic performs herself to death.
The motivation of her relentless abuse is a wild sense of humor, a commentary on contemporary forms of media, and a successful attempt to make light of the all too often serious pretensions of today's art world. Despite their often gruesome acts, her child-like characters are disarming and full of wit.
Special projects, Posted on 12/10/2017
Laurina Paperina together with Cellar Contemporary tackles a new artistic challenge by giving birth to an additional shade of her style and creativity...Read more
Events, Posted on 30/08/2017
Contemporary art exhibition at Civezzano I World War Austrian fortress with the artists David Aaron Angeli, Stefano Cagol, Federico Lanaro, Andy Ness, Laurina Paperina...Read more
Events, Posted on 14/05/2017
On Saturday May 13th 2017, for the district annual party, The Missing Island, we projected – inside and outside the gallery- some video animation made by young italian artist Laurina Paperina...Read more
Special projects, Posted on 04/04/2017
Real Shit - Organic Manure For Urban Farmers, Limited Edition by Laurina Paperina. Real Shit is the dirty product by the firm with its same name, Real Shit: 750g per jar of pure and high-class cows and hens’ shit. What’s the secret recipe of such an organic masterpiece?Read more
by Davide Raffaelli