Review Extracts

With Stigliano  we enter a fragile world, slightly perceptible and legible but still alive, close, perceivable; it’s us, with our frailness, our weaknesses and at the same time our concrete certainties, the convictions of someone  going outboard despite the not so easy to define coordinates of living.

Mauro Corradini, art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano is her painting. Sensitivity, warmth and light belong to her as they are her personality traits: shy and strong. In her paintings she doesn’t want to represent the search for certainty but the awareness of life, intended as the discovery of moments that can get us warm and bring us back to the understanding of our deepest self. 

Francesco Ciaffi, art dealer

In Mariarosaria Stigliano’s work, moments of life and solitude alternate with the mistery surrounding a metropolis in continuous motion, where the sfumato figures, expressed by a line chasing the idea of the present, become protagonists and at the same time witnesses of a moment.
The only point of reference for the viewer is the metropolis that creates a here and now, where these characters move, out of focus. It’s this metropolis only that captivates us in those silences and lives  that would say so much. These contemporary figures seem to be stopped by Mariarosaria’ s hand just a moment before moving forward, in a slow motion blending into a dreamlike silence, at times unreal but always true.  

Pierpaolo De Lauro, journalist

Stigliano’s art is not meant to “represent” but to”find”.
Her works, in addition to be seen, have to be felt.
In the osmosis generated by the physical feeling and the fluid dwelling of the visions, we can live the drama, the anonymity  and the disorientation that mark the contemporary history and the current human condition.

Ida Mitrano, historian and art critic

Deserted and silent cities are blinded by the streetlights dazzle that confines, in the shadow, the profile of unknown pedestrians.
Along the streets and the tree-lined squares, the reflection of light creates evocative vibrations. Mariarosaria captures frenzy and speed, shutting them into a freeze-frame that encloses the scene but not the narration.  A scenographic reproduction of external spaces that harbors between the real world and the unreality suggested by the emotion of a memory, where the atmospheric effect of the rain rises up reflecting the buildings on the wet asphalt, brightening up the canvas with colour.

Rosa Orsini, journalist

For Mariarosaria Stigliano drawing represents not only the privileged space of every sperimentation, where she has defined the terms of a declined planning with absolutely specific accents, but also the area where she realizes, through an affabulatory and at the same time allusively estranging language, the sublimation of everyday life experiences.

Loredana Rea,  historian and art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano dedicates her search to an urban affabulation which describes cities through the sounds and the daily routines of people that live them. Her original urban framing seems to be in continuous motion: dinamic, busy and noisy.

Carmine Siniscalco, art dealer

The search for a not conformed, spiritual identity that can exit the alienation and anonymity of the metropolitan frenzy: that’s one of the themes in Mariarosaria Stigliano’s path, artist of the “states of mind”  (referring to the Boccionian ones) immersed in the urban chaos.

Gabriele Simongini, historian and art critic

Mariarosaria Stigliano conveys fluidity to the sign of her painting so that the colour becomes liquid, suggesting images of a fluctuating world, typical of  the society that Zygmunt Bauman calls “liquid”: urban architectures standing above human figures that become frail memories impressed in our mind.

Marco Testa, curator