PAINTINGS OF BEING HUMAN
For several years Gisele visited various Indian reservations in the Amazon and other parts of Brazil. Inspired by human expression, her paintings highlight the faces and show portraits of Indians and their cultures with great naturalness. Her exhibitions on themes of cultural diversity and indigenous life in the Amazon have always attracted many visitors.
Gisele Ulisse is also deeply affected by the urban life of city dwellers, in sharp contrast to the Indians and their nature-based culture, which she skilfully stages with impressionistic features and full of poetry and lyricism. The pictures demonstrate a subtle ability to observe everyday life and its visual expression.
Some of the most impressive scenes are those of rain and drizzle. The characters appear introverted and at the same time integrated into the city. Bicycles, bars and cafés are depicted in the city portraits. Even during rush hour the painter does not focus on the chaos as a protagonist of the city. What interests her more is the movement of each individual and of the entirety as a whole. The flow of coming and going evolves into an actual symphony.
Colour and light are used by Gisele Ulisse to create moments of magic. Her strokes seem like waves that guide the viewer's eyes through cities where faces and clothing are of no importance.
Enjoying one's moment
A few years ago the artist began to paint city pictures in impressionist style and also some works that can be classified as belonging to the early days of abstraction.