Giovanna Mavilia was born in Messina in 1982, her artistic inclinations emerge from early childhood. In 2001 she graduated in the Art of Fashion and Costume in his hometown, continuing her training by enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio Calabria. He graduated in 2007 in visual arts, painting section with full marks. In 2009 she qualified to teach pictorial and graphic disciplines at the same academy. Over the years she has dedicated herself both to teaching pictorial disciplines and to participate in group exhibitions and awards at national and international level.
She currently lives and works in Turin, a city he loves very much.
Shoes tell stories, paths, labyrinths, giving us an intimate and sincere “portrait” of
the resilience of the people who have chosen, worn and deformed them.
They protect, wrap the foot and their contact with the ground connects the body to the mind, the earth to the sky. They are a symbol of seduction, of an, imagined, mysterious "nudity". The naked body is therefore not represented in a conventional way, but through objects/pretexts, shoes in this case, which reveal the sensuality and beauty of the forms.
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