ARTIST STATEMENT

"I paint the internal and external landscapes of my memories and memory loss while contemplating the remembering and forgetting, and the subsequent embodying and disembodying that transpires in all of us. Environment, emotions, expectations, presence, trauma, illness, and change all contribute to our mind/body remembering and forgetting.

 

My current work is abstract, with some representation, using acrylic and oil on canvas, board, and paper. My process begins with stream-of-consciousness writing-- focusing on my immediate thoughts and feelings, my physical state, as well as my present surroundings. Each interpretation constructs a snapshot of a memory which generates the fervency for each painting.

 

My past works contain more representation, using my writing to create stories that abandon specific historical narratives- a plant from yesterday, fruit from a decade ago, a religious symbol from childhood, or feelings from a teenage dream.

 

My paintings explores our ever-changing woven portrayals and the connections between memory and imagination." 

 

Gigi Boetto

BIO

Gigi Boetto is a painter in New York City, where she has lived for over 20 years. Gigi holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Raised in a small, homogeneously white town on an island on an inland lake in the middle of Wisconsin, memories of her childhood are present in much of her work. Having explored many mediums over the years, Gigi has been a dedicated painter since 2014.