"Li Gotti's modus operandi is characterized by the experimentation of different pictorial techniques: a very personal mix of oil colors, acrylics, pastels, china and ink. His works, clearly of an informal matrix, are characterized by the wide and expressive, in dialogue with each other, which give life to a single compact and uniform visual representation. Ours does not adhere to figuration, judging the mimetic connection to reality as an emotional obstacle. She intends to place her own creative process on one level of purely pictorial means of expression, in the name of the elimination or maximum rarefaction of every objective reference point of the image. Those of the artist are configured, in this sense, as serene abstractions, suspended between lightness and transparency, in which the brake of realistic reproduction, with a totalizing chromatic lyricism. His research is aimed at undermining the superficiality of the immediate, with the goal of attempting a way to penetrate the vital magma from which creation is permeated. You arrive at this result with an elaborate style, in which the intention to communicate is implied, without however revealing too much. The artist states: "Sometimes we speak or write with difficulty and anyone looks for different spaces and means to be able to express themselves. Often art becomes the means to be able to say in silence without anyone discovering, knowing, intending. " For Li Gotti, inspiration comes from the observation of the objective datum, from which, however, she abstracts the formal component, focusing in particular on light refraction, accessories and contrasts. Her love for Nature, in all her manifestations, gives life to introspective images full of suggestion. The palette, cariando from green to blue, from light blue to wisteria, creates luminous works, in which the color remains as a reminder of the material. You strike the attention to the use of light, a fundamental prerogative of the great Venetian painting tradition, shaped on a visual poetics oscillating between thought and emotion. The artist spends long periods in Sicily, precisely in S. Vito Lo Capo, the strength and warm colors of this wonderful land are imprinted on her spirit. Rugged views, pristine sceneries, the clarity of the water are sublimated in a simplified, yet vibrant and abstract lexicon. The blue color is the memory of the Sicilian sky, as the green is of the meadows furrowed by the wind. A characteristic element of his paintings is the desire to transmit a subjective vision that can stimulate in the viewer the recovery of a personal moment, lived and sedimented in the mnemonic substrates. This process generates an epiphany of emotions projected onto the support, in a spiritual atmosphere, in which joy and serenity are the fruits of a dialectic between past moments and magically rediscovered using the brush. The observer, in front of the explicit visions, internalizes the artist's memory and is moved to personal reminiscences, full of feeling. The paintings are therefore a vehicle of profound sensations, aimed at reflection and projected towards a metaphysical meditation. In this perspective, the mimesis of reality is not perceived as a decisive element, as the hope is instead to overcome the sensitive data to lead to the exploration of the ego, through chromatic suggestions. In Li Gotti's paintings an element detached from the measured composition is always present and various shades of color of the variegated brushstrokes are centralized. The body plasticism of the figuration gives way to a formal simplification responding to the emotional need of his pictorial expression. The artist never cuts that slender thread, the link between the spiritual and immanence. Li Gotti's creation is free, reaching out towards a higher world, capable of giving dreamlike atmospheres of infinite beauty, in which any space-time connection is lost, decisively denying the concept of painting as a closed limit. In his production, the natural elements, synthesized in an informal lexicon and combined with a lively and intense chromatic range, are the semantics of an artistic poetics, expanded in the direction of a sublime and ecstatic representative dimension".
- Professor Gianni Dunil