In Gloria Pasotti‘s work a sort of lightness persists that always leads her to refrain from defining her own practice in a monolithic and continuous element in favor of a continuous exploration and questioning of the relationship between image, author and staging visual.
Her artistic research, strongly linked to the construction of a photographic scene, is renewed with each work cycle, reporting a new linguistic behavior for each passage. If in previous work cycles such as “40 Day dream a Journey arround my home” the author’s attention was focused on detecting small and random intrusions of simple elements inside the landscape around her home, reporting a playful dimension in these. In the collages Pasotti deliberately eludes the classic relationship of mediation between subject and photographic practice, starting a path that finds in the composition and recomposition of simple forms of colored paper the reasons for a formal aesthetic exploration to which he skilfully removes every narrative potential leaving to the sensation itself that the combination of shapes and colors refers to the task of involving the observer.
Denoting a passion for poor materials, everyday and domestic situations, neglected and obsolete objects, manual work and the gestures that accompany them, Gloria Pasotti’s journey takes shape around an oscillation that finds its own elements, on one side, in a distinctly diary approach and, on the other, a closer approach to describing the world, which, starting from this strong intimate connotation, seems to evade the very understanding of things in favor of their participation in a game in which everything loses and finds meaning in a strongly personal constellation.
Attending Gloria Pasotti’s work means getting close to a posture by which, through playful appropriations and sometimes minimal tricks and manipulations, the artist never stops questioning the mystery of existence and the fundamental forces that determine our path, introducing anyone who approaches them with a playful negotiation made of images and practices in which objects, things, gestures, signs are explored on the pretext to say his amazement for how much simply surrounds it.
text by Matteo Cremonesi
SOMETHING IS ALWAYS MISSING
“Something is always missing is a project in progress that is halfway between collage and photography. A series of collages but without glue, photographs without representation that arise from a long process of configuring paper cuttings, up to their shape and internal logic.
Starting from images of magazines and newspapers, I cut out spaces of colored backgrounds; opaque soft shapes that I approach and overlap, to create a new layered image in multiple levels.”
“A flat three-dimensionality or a sculptural two-dimensionality of abstract structures that become juxtaposed in their juxtaposition.
Arriving at a stopping point, in which there is nothing left to add or remove, photographer to give a vision unit to that manually composed image, which can then be dissolved and recomposed in other multiple configurations.
Explorations of surfaces in which the subject and the background break and interpenetrate and where the before and after, the current and the remote past, what is clearly present and what is now semi-forgotten mix and overlap , they break down and float over one another.”
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