1990 – 2001: Art studies in a fine art school in Liege (drawings, evening courses of photography)
Born in Italy in 1966, Maude Vasapolli has, since her earliest years, been creating her own imaginary worlds and spending her spare time drawing, painting and photographing people and nature.
After finshing her studies in applied art (at the School of Fine Arts of Liège, Belgium and at St-Luc School also in Liège) she started off her artistic career in photography. Trees are a great source of energy for Maude. However, unfortunately her photographic work was cut short through illness.
In 2007, thanks to the encouragement of Jean Gabel, an artist friend of hers, she took up painting…
She paints using knife or hand, the better to express the real ” feel” of her coloured raw materials.
She has shown her work at a number of exhibitions in Canada, Russia and Italy
Her work also figures and has figured in a good number of galeries and exhibitions in France : Cannes, St-Tropez, Aix en Provence…
– Beffroi’s gallery – Namur – Belgium
– Exhibition in Eghezee in Belgium
– Wépion : hotel hompt’ons – Belgium
– Yvoir :Mosart – Belgium
– Artistic challenge A.lari
– Art gallery and dreem street gallery – Le Lavandou – France
– Art gallery – St Tropez – France
– Dreem street Gallery Spring art fair – Le Lavandou – France
– Local centre of culture :Spain
– International artistic festival – Oasis (André Coppens ) – Belgium
– Symposium arts & gardens in Boucherville – Canada
– Mes coups de coeur’s gallery – Martin brosseau – Canada
– Galerie Esquisses’ gallery – Belgium
– workshop11’s gallery in Cannes – France
– Museum of America – DORAL, USA
– Franc-Warêt’s castel (Belgium )
– art’s gallery and miss’gallery(Paris)
– art passion ‘s gallery – Belgium
– workshop11’s gallery in Cannes
– From 16/04/2014 to 21/04/2014 Exhibition at l’espace Léo Ferré in Monaco
– La grisaglia (art competition ) in Italy
– First international competition – area of Teramo
– Arteart prize laguna 12/13 Magliano
– Selected for the 10th International Biennial of Roma
– artworks valued by Cambridge Expertise Ltd – UK
Born in Liège (Belgium) in 1966 of Italian parents, Maude Vasapolli still lives there, not far from Namur.
She became interested in everything to do with art, but above all painting, from early in her life and so far she has produced a large body of work.
From her studies at the Liège School of Fine Arts as well as photography at the Saint-Luc School in the same town, she learned different pictorial techniques and how to devise highly-elaborated images.
Most of her output is done in acrylics, using generous amounts of her raw materials. The impesto (layering of paint) is applied whole-heartedly and masterfully, its thickness depending on what is meant to stand out most.
Figurative shapes rub shoulders with the abstract; the colours that are picked out only slightly altering the overall tonal effects of each painting.
The backgrounds, applied with light touches or with a knife in broad layers, are, on the whole, not far removed from primary colours. The changes in colouring and the arrangement of highlights come from painting which is lively and carried off with sustained energy.
The compositions are regularly enlivened by extensive use of solid colours that Maude brings off exquisitely.
Some of the paintings use Jackson Pollock-style “dripping” techniques. Maude Vasapolli is open to any influence that can help assuage her curiosity.
Beyond the surfaces on which the shapes are built up, movement is suggested through the quality of the colours and blaze of colour, but also from the energetic sliding of the knife or brush stroke, flattening or squashing the raw material in a wildly contrasting fashion.
A few strokes of the brush are enough to capture the atmosphere and should need be, Maude is sufficiently skilful to pull back from a “risky” colour.
The artist translates the light and colourful emotion of the backgrounds with a bold and self-confident palette of colours. The design of the picture has an important influence on the way the space is used but her compositions are always carefully balanced. Her mastery of movement combines solid colours of different kinds with lively contours set in strong tonal colours.
By limiting the extent of her subject matter she has clearly developed a talent that ensures her work is always of a very high level.
She has come a long way, going back to deep and complex roots. Her character, which comes through in all her work, is never at peace with itself and is inclined to a dramatic vision of the world.
We have here an outstanding body of work, no doubt somewhat mixed in character but rich in colour and remarkably constructed. It is capable of pleasing the most demanding art-lover.
Contemporary Art critic