From the series “Routes”, oil and pencil on paper, 34 x 34 cm, 2012.
A thin red line on a map evokes a journey, a trip. Immediately we associate it with the idea of travel and exploration, and we perceive that the points that it touches are the most important of that place, or are linked by a common feature that make them interesting for those who will make the trip. Moreover, the expression "the red thread", signifies a link between different concepts, the passing of the same feature from one element to another. But the red line could also represent, instead of the act of the ride, the vehicle of the motion, the medium through which occurs the transmission of information, a synapse. This could then be no more the drawing of a map, but the attempt to represent the way in which our brain elaborates an idea or an argument, and the various key points along the route could be drawers of our memory and our knowledge, opened and used to process that argument.
I usually paint on stretched canvas, or fine art paper prepared for oil painting. Once ended, the painting is finished with a coat of varnish to protect against UV sunlight and dust. Also the sides of the canvases are painted, so they are ready to hang. My works are never sold rolled, but always packed flat. I put them between two sheets of acid-free paper with paper or cardboard protection for the corners, than closed in a plastic envelope and bubble packaging. The package is completed with stiffeners of polystyrene on both sides, and external layers of cardboard. All my artworks are unique original paintings, signed and provided of Certificate of Authenticity.
oil and pencil on paper