Bio

Bifulco is an Italian painter born in Paestum, South Italy, in 1986. 

She holds a BFA in Visual and Performing Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Between 2006 and 2011 she worked in set design, special make-up effects and costume design for tv, theater and cinema. She produced her first painting project In The Crowd in 2011. Since 2012 Bifulco lives and works in the United States, based in Los Angeles, California. Her works have been exhibited and collected in USA, Mexico, Japan and Italy.


EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015  Waas Gallery “Inside Out Of Touch” Dallas, TX
  • 2012  605 Space by Gallery Lara “HIBI” two-person show Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012  ADC Gallery “People:Multitude-Solitude” two-person show Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017  Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2016  LAMAG Gallery, Barnsdall Art Center “Play” Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014  Waas Gallery “Pop Up” Dallas, TX
  • 2014  JNA Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2013  Associazione Heart “Atmosfere” Vimercate, Italy
  • 2013  JNA Gallery “Bergamot Station 19th Anniversary Show" Santa Monica, CA
  • 2013  Villa Filippini “Tracce di Contemporaneo” Besana Brianza, Italy
  • 2013  3A LAB “Inversions – 1st Open Studio” Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013  Zona Rossa “I Cantieri Dell'Immaginario” L’Aquila, Italy
  • 2013  Church Gallery “Trusted with Altars” Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012  Waas Gallery “Limbo” Dallas, TX

Statement

"Once I choose the subject, which up to this point has been some human element, I choose the color, I choose the brush, I sketch the subject a little bit and then I start painting intercrossing lines that form shapes. I use to take pictures of people around me. I am mostly interested in facial expression and body language.

My work is figurative, but only by way of the subject. Beyond that, I don’t have much reverence for traditional form. My stroke is the essence of this. An eye will never be a realistic eye, a mouth will never be a real mouth, but two, three, four, ten strokes that cross in different directions. It is the idea of an eye or any other body shape. I call my style Extractionism not only because some of my works are extracted from others. But also because I try to pull stark geometric shape from my subjects with the brushstrokes that comprise them.  

The main subjects of my work are crowds. I have a bit of an obsession with people coming together and crossing paths, forming a single entity. They move as one, breathe as one, think as one. Together they become a beast. I try to convey this through my paintings; putting people face to face with the beast. This was the concept I started with. For a while, I strayed from the crowd, focusing on the individual. But recently, I find myself back in it because that’s what the crowd demands."