My artistic research began with a technical error in photographing a friend, at the Venice Academy, while I was looking for subjects to portray for my paintings: in one shot the image was doubled. That mistake that for many would have been just a waste for me instead became something else, a form of language that allowed me to express what I was looking for.
In particular, the face had its eyes open and closed at the same time, and it told much more than a present moment: it represented the past, the present and the future. That mistake had become poetry. Essential. From that moment the glitch has become my way of interpreting the portrait and the figure: researched through photography and then pictorially recreated, through which the subjects divide electrically to be in motion and never static, allowing me to tell the movements of the soul and dynamic and changing energy of feelings and emotions.
The last series I’m working on is called “FERITE”, it’s a serie in which I paint emotional states and illnesses of the psyche. In the image I introduce random spaces, rips and spots that interfere with the faces, bringing unpredictability to the technically controlled work. In some works the spots are deliberately symmetrical and recall the Rorschach test. The Rorschach test is a personality investigation tool; it exploits the unconscious mechanism of projection, according to which, faced with an ambiguous and unstructured image, the subject tends to project his own internal world made of fantasies, memories and personal meanings onto it.
They are works in which I seek greater expressive freedom, in which an uncontrolled part dialogues with that previously studied at the table, as happens between our psyche and rationality.
Acrylic on canvas
25 x 30 cm
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