About Valentina Piscopo
Born in Italy, raised in Kenya and now based in London. Valentina has showed her work in New York and London. Her artworks reflect a powerful connection with the African continent which brings an exotic touch to her work. Using local materials and working in layers she is able to create tactile textures. Her work is inspired by the colours and patterns she encountered during her childhood and adolescence life, often portraying the beautiful landscape, wildlife and textiles of Africa and its rich culture. A lot of her work is based upon her constant search for a lost identity, an ever-so common issue nowadays with the increase in transnationalism, as well as a call for increased awareness to the cultural pillars of Kenya.
Summer Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, June 2013
Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London, March 2014