DIS-Born

DIS-Born

9 October - 9 December | Venezia / Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

The Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa shows for the first time with an exhibitiona
personal the work of Elisabetta Di Maggio, ideal completion of construction works
started in 2004 and left unfinished for the birth of his son Andreaa.
The work of Elisabetta Di Maggio seem at first sight of decorative patterns. In fact,
being left by especially embroidery, its practice is achieved by moving from an
manual very precise feminine vocation. One of his first major works is
a kit that was simulated in this paper that the girls were once on the
cloth. Looking carefully, it turns out, however, that there is nothing romantic or
specifically feminine in the works: often, indeed, to bring a sense of hard
life, harsh, raw.
The artist usually pierce with a scrupulous surgical tissue paper, leaves of
plant small or huge, soaps and other surfaces, including plaster. Working with a
series of scalpel spends hours dissecting these materials, resulting in a geography drawsta
which alludes to many people. All, however, can be brought together in a unified theme, ie
the forms it takes life in his expand and organize.
Here then we find, as the underlying themes and plots as the embroidery, the manner in which
expand the roots of certain plants, the way in which they develop tissue cells
living, the way in which wind various types of cities with their network of roads, circuits
reminiscent of those electric and find, instead, to be the pattern that takes flight
of a butterfly.
The artist then takes his subjects from the real world, starting with illustrations
anthropological, botanical, urban and science in general. In this context, even il
reference to domestic tapestries, decorated with roses or various flowers, become a
manifestation of how nature works, in this case through the dexterity and taste
of man.
Therefore, in large surfaces of paper, in the configurations made ??of pins, in the drawings
drafting history, the entire repertoire of Elisabetta Di Maggio, then repeats the ritual of life and
its spread inevitable, sometimes leaving the deadwood die, sometimes leaving
live and even exaggerating the vitality of collateral branches.
The work thus takes the overall flavor of a reflection on our own will exist
as part of a whole which tends to repeat certain laws of fractal proliferation. Life
human there has made ??poetry and pleasure, but also of danger, in constant
precarietà, di mancanza di pace. In questo senso l'artista scarnifica e rende scheletrica la
life to the point of suggesting a sense of "disnascita", of renewal in a clean state and
preconscious, ossification of the processes existential and therefore of the frozing
malaise. The only way to soothe the anguish of clarity about who we are and where
we seem to be that of action, application to do as a form ofi
meditation and, at the same time, the anesthesiologista.