Songlines is an ongoing series of 11 paintings. A pictorial series which founds on earth’s forms and materials. The spacial... Read More
Songlines is an ongoing series of 11 paintings. A pictorial series which founds on earth’s forms and materials. The spacial analysis focuses on the natural elements of the territory. It elaborate the concept ‘aboriginal songs as a territorial map’, according to the book of Bruce Chatwin: Songlines (1987).
The work starts isolating a detail from a landscape picture. It goes into a process which simplify its form till the extent to perfect its external feature. The space has been discovered and told through painting, similarly to the aboriginal songs which are shared by Australian scenarios stories.
Developing the process the reality looks filtered through a personal interpretation and the definition in itself adds schematic constructions to the landscape composition. Moreover, the fact of removing elements allows a more direct and contrasty view. The real space has been deconstructed and reassembled in a new setting, now deprived by the human presence.