|Vermezzo, Milano, Italy
|CERAMICS - working with porcelain; folding it, bending it, writing and drawing on it, loving it, making it mine!
|After many years spent in writing, painting and etching, using reams of paper, I ended up also working with porcelain. Although I like making “normal” cups and plates, tiles with fishes, birds and fountains, I like to experiment constantly and than, somehow, I find myself using the material like paper or trying to make it look like paper; printed on, incised and folded... . I am fascinated by the fragility but also the strength of this ceramic material and, perhaps due to the history of my journey through the world of art, I love to transfer the qualities of paper to this material to resemble paper, crumpled. covered with writing and folded, exploiting its transparency, its different surface qualities, its capacity to catch and preserve colours on the inside as well as on the outside, underneath and over its glossy, satin or matt skin. I stretch it, paint it, fold it, going to the limits of its strength, fragility and transparency. And it often leaves me in desperation because of its fragility. It leaves me breathless with the feeling of happiness to see its fragile intensity.