ballpoint pen on paper, mounted on museum cardboard
ABOUT THE WORK
Silvia Inselvini’s work revolves around the theme of time, whose infinitesimal variations are investigated through the continuous, and stratified repetition... Read More
Silvia Inselvini’s work revolves around the theme of time, whose infinitesimal variations are investigated through the continuous, and stratified repetition of continuous gestures, through which the artist consumes the surfaces, almost corroding them, through an inexhaustible passage with ballpoint pens on paper. In her Notturni cycle, which began in 2012, the concept of writing, in the gesture repeated until the exhaustion of the ink of the pens, until the extreme saturation of the sheet, as if to solicit its physical limits, is only apparently an obsessive practice. It actually reveals a ritual, which is also physical and mental exercise, of meditated wisdom and concentrated dedication, which transcends every aspect of instinctive randomness. The metallic and mineral color, accumulating in infinite traces that imitate an intimate and personal writing, determines original chromatic depths, oscillating between the advance of darkness and the emergence of a very deep and imperceptible light.
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