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Maria Sassetti

Using paper as a transversal support, I work in drawings, paintings and light installations.


The processes I adopt are methodical, repetitive and call for manuality. The elements represented are simple everyday objects, but they carry an emotional charge and tell stories. I talk about the fragility of the supports, questioning the observer about the life span of objects and places, and about the duration of his own memory and identity.

In my recent works, I recover techniques used in childhood, such as chopping, dripping, and crumpling paper over layers and marks of ink and graphite. My gesture - repetitive, cadenced, and falsely machined - marks the passage of time. Drop by drop or hole by hole, the pictorial surface gains texture, relief, and a weight of its own that resembles skin.