Giulia Grillo

The Claw Machine (2023)

Giulia Grillo is an Italian artist based in the UK. Under the moniker “Petite Doll”, she transforms herself into fictional characters, building a bridge between reality and fantasy. Guided by Surrealism, she takes the photographic medium out of its conventional objective role. Her creative process revolves around meticulous attention to detail, using real, tangible objects in the careful construction of her surreal sets. She turns familiar situations into extraordinary visual narratives, challenging conventional notions of aesthetics by fusing the beautiful with the grotesque.