Giulia Grillo aka Petite Doll "Heart in a Cage"
Giulia Grillo aka Petite Doll "Heart in a Cage" 2022
Photography: Aluminum Dibond Mounted Print, Giclée Fuji Metallic Paper, High Gloss Lamination.
Dimensions: 12 x 18 in, 16 x 24 in, or 20 x 30 inches
All Limited Editions of 10
Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Giulia Grillo, aka Petite Doll, is an Italian photo artist based in London. Petite Doll seeks to take photography out of its conventional, comfortable, and objective role, manifesting and distorting intricate concepts in her work, from the unsettling to the cute, holding a mirror to contemporary society and its underlying fears and desires. Using a wide array of symbolic objects, from elaborate sculptures to everyday objects, she forgoes traditional beauty standards in the name of experimentation. Combining surrealism with photography, she transforms herself into distinct characters, building a bridge between the art and digital worlds using sculptural molds, makeup, costumes, and sets that she creates herself.
“Under the moniker ‘Petite Doll,’ I use my own figure to impersonate abstracted feelings and compelling themes. Each work is a manifestation of an intricate concept that whips from the unsettling to the cute and reflects contemporary society and its underlying fears and desires. Using a wide array of symbolic objects, from elaborate sculptures to everyday things, I distort and bend the idea of beauty, fusing it with a sense of the grotesque.”
The Untitled Space is presenting her debut New York Solo Show in November 2022.
Learn more about her artwork on our website.