Artist Statement

The multidisciplinary artist Greta Desirée Facchinato is based in Den Haag and has a background in dance, sculpture and artistic research.

Her work is a co-mingling between installation, sound art and performance: a practice which reflects her close relationship to the female body, as appendix for the physical senses. Through storytelling her imagination with drawings, notes and materials her practice has often fortuitous outcomes. Between many fascinations she is attracted to work with materials in order to allude to the body or its garments.

Since 2017 she works as an illustrator on commission for clients, brands and companies in The Netherlands, under the name of Geezyre. Her illustrations are intimate and express the caring for the body and the longing for affection within oneself and with others. Depicted as lines and colours, bodies might meet for a hug or a gentle touch. Movement distinguishes the drawings, allowing each subject to transform, as it happens when dancing. Greta’s works can also be abstract and soft. These are what she calls "intuitive drawings", which express some of her daily encounters and sensations.

In 2020 she founded Fleshquake together with artist Raquel S. Gálvez: a studio engaged in the art direction of creative projects and in the making of video productions & design pieces. By blurring the lines between sculpture, performance, sound art and video, their collective projects are thought-out as choreographic negotiations between the two artists.


Recent exhibitions

2020, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

2020, De Tour, De School Amsterdam (NL)

2019, What’s a Body if Not a Shell, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague (NL)

2018, The Reverse Ob-Servant, Hospitalfield Arbroath (SCT, UK)


CV

2018, Master Artistic Research Award (NL)

2016-2018, Master Artistic Research, Royal Art Academy of Den Haag (NL)

2013-2016, BA in Visual Arts and Performance Arts, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (IT)


Art prints shop :www.geezyre.com

Greta Desirèe Facchinato