I use everyday "poor" materials, a monochromatic palette and a restrained vocabulary to then expand and explore within those limits. I am interested in the physicality of drawing. I want to merge the tactile with the optical. Growing up in Rome Italy, I was brought up in a society that is fearless when it comes to touching. Body language is an inherent part of my life and I try to convey an awareness of the touch through visual means. The surface of the paintings have a physical layer of "drawn" lines that create a impression of concealing the painted ground while revealing it simultaneously. The vertical lines are drawn with a needle and thread and the tiny pierced holes could be suggestive of pores. The horizontal lines create a shadow line from the thread that suggests a quiet tension between presence and absence, reality and illusion, material and ethereal. My choice of colors is purely intuitive.
b. 1958, Buffalo , New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY