Laurina Paperina

Welcome to Duckland 

Exhibition on view September 12 – October 21, 2017

Laurina Paperina was born 1980 in Rovereto, Italy. Lives in Trento, Italy.

Laurina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as “Little Laura Little Duck”) immersed herself from a young age in an alternate universe filled with comic books, cartoons and silly characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up like food and they have since become an intrinsic part of her alter ego, in her own words, a “strange mutant with a human body and duck feet”. In her artwork Paperina loves to mock famous contemporary artists and their big name dealers. She makes parodies of celebrity, super heroes and pop culture icons. In fact, no one is safe, not even herself, from getting brutally maimed in her animations, installations and prolific works on paper.  She has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Her super power is her ability to create art that ameliorates the abundance of seriousness in the world and makes us smile.

Installation view – Welcome To Duckland by Laurina Paperina

 Installation view of The End of Murakami DOB and Bye Bye Barry Mcgee

 Laurina Paperina, Bye-Bye Barry McGee, 
 acrylic on wood panel, 160″ x 120″

 Laurina Paperina, The End of Murakami DOB, acrylic on paper
, 60″ x 40
”

 Laurina Paperina, Tigerman, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 23 1/2″ x 23

Laurina Paperina, Ridiculous Things, 2008, acrylic on paper, 12″ x 16″

Laurina Paperina, Banksy, 2008 acrylic on paper 60″ x 40″

Laurina Paperina, Felix the Cat, 2008 acrylic on paper, 60″ x 40″

Laurina Paperina, Homer Simpson Brain, mixed media on canvas, 16” x 16”

Laurina Paperina, Spastic Zebra, 2014, mixed media on canvas, 20” x 30”

Laurina Paperina, Brain Drain, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 12″ x 12″

Laurina Paperina, Micky Mouse Zilla, mixed media on wood, 12” x 12”

Laurina Paperina, Self portrait, 2014, mixed media on canvas, 12” x 12”

Laurina Paperina, The Giant Mole, 2012, lambda print on aluminium, edition 1/3, 8” x 12”

Laurina Paperina, Pulp Fiction, 2014, mixed media on paper, 24″ x 30″

Laurina Paperina, The Royal Tenenbaums, mixed media on paper, 24” x 30”

Laurina Paperina, The End of Takashi Murakami, 2014, mixed media on paper, 12″ x 12″

Laurina Paperina, By Banksy, 2014, mixed media on paper, 8” x 12”

Laurina Paperina, Eyes, 2014, mixed media on paper, 14” x 20”

Laurina Paperina, Identical Twins, 2014, mixed media on wood, 8” x 8”

Laurina Paperina, “How to Kill the Art Dealers”, 2008, Installation of 16 wood panels 22″ x 22″

Laurina Paperina, Frida Kahlo, 2008 acrylic on wood panel 8″x8″

Laurina Paperina, Damien Hirst, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 8″x8″

Laurina Paperina, Be Proud (skater), 2014, mixed media on paper, 11″ x 14″

Laurina Paperina, Be Proud (anonymous), mixed media on paper, 11″ x 14″

Laurina Paperina, Be Proud (artists), 2014, mixed media on paper, 11″ x 14″

Laurina Paperina, Ugly Mickey Mouse, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 8″ x 8″

Laurina Paperina, Bye-Bye Ronald, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 8″ x 8″

 Laurina Paperina, Eat Me, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 23 1/2″ x 23 1/2″

Laurina Paperina, “Loser”, 2014, neon, 20” x 60”

 Laurina Paperina, Rat Face, canvas, 20” x 20”

 Laurina Paperina, Hello Rat, canvas, 20” x 20″

 Laurina Paperina, Spiderman (balloon), lambda print, edition 1/3, 30” x 20”

 Laurina Paperina, Damien Hirst,(balloon), lambda print, edition 1/3, 30” x 20”

Laurina Paperina 2014 Gallery Installation

Laurina Paperina, 2012 Gallery Installation

Laurina Paperina, 2012 Gallery Installation