Laurina Paperina

The sleep of reason produces monsters

Studio d'Arte Raffaelli

30 September - 15 December 2021

“The sleep of reason produces monsters” is the third solo exhibition by Laurina Paperina at the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli in Trento: after “New Pollution” in 2012, which marked the artist’s spamming debut and “Doomsday” of 2016 in which large canvases have occupied two floors of the gallery following the apocalyptic theme of the Last Judgement, Laurina Paperina is ready to deal with a new dimension which marks an important evolution of her artistic path. The thematic core of the exhibition focus on Goya’s masterpiece of the same name and the reworking of a stormy sturm-und-drang immersed in both – artistic and non-artistic contemporary worlds where Laurina Paperina’s inspiration move as autonomous characters. The disruptive novelty of the artist’s new works is linked with the use of augmented reality app ARIA which allows paintings to become alive, and move in the air by detaching themselves from the borders of the work. Painting, drawing and animation are all Laurina Paperina’s favorite mediums, merged and mixed in her unique and surprising works, where the discoveries and narrative possibilities intersect endlessly and eventually give the rise to a virtual visual world that integrates the physical reality in parallel. The exhibition includes a selection of unseen sculptures; the exclusive limited edition of merchandising which transforms into live performance thanks to ARIA (AR app) as well as a catalogue which also supports AR function. The text for the catalogue was created by Nicolas Ballario. The opening will be held on September 30, 2021 at 15:00 with the presence of the artist.

For the first time painting and animation in Paperina’s universe come together thanks to augmented reality, which is applied to all the works on show, to the limited editions and… to this catalog!

Follow the instructions and discover how characters come alive page after page..

Laurina Paperina The Maneater, 2021 Mixed media on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Laurina Paperina Burn, 2021 Mixed media on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Laurina Paperina

PapeBox | Limited Edition

The Pape World

On the occasion of the show “The sleep of reason generates monsters”, Laurina Paperina has added a series of special limited editions to her paintings and sculptures, designed exclusively for the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli and created in collaboration with the Trentino screen printing studio “Frammenti”.

Laurina Paperina

Il sonno della ragione genera mostri, 2021