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5 Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough Whose Work You Can See in and Around New York This May
Artnet Gallery Network
May 5, 2023

Luisa Rabbia's Inferno at Peter Blum Gallery

Originally hailing from Turin, Italy, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, artist Louisa Rabbia has a practice centered on the dichotomous relationships between humans and nature, the cosmos, and the spiritual. Using facets of the human body as a starting point, Rabbia’s is able to engage simultaneously with microcosms and macrocosms. The artist’s solo exhibition, “Inferno,” at Peter Blum gallery in New York presents her newest series that makes visual allusions to Sandro Botticelli’s Map of Hell (1480–1495)—one of the drawings commissioned to illustrate The Divine Comedy by Dane Alighieri. Rabbia’s work imagines the setting for hell as a landscape within the body, and in place of religious references connects the works to individual, earthly human experience.

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