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20 x 58 x 24 cm
7.87 x 23 x 9.45 in

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Medium: papier-mâché and pulpwood on iron

About the Artist

1971 , Italy

She was born in Florence in 1971 and graduated at Ulster Art College University (Ireland), specializing in art illustration. She began as a graphic illustrator but year after year her fantastic characters became innovative and actual three-dimensional sculptures in papier-mâché. Her sculptures in papier-mâché are inspired by her drawings and guide the audience into a world that seems unreal, but actually sheds light on faces and figures that arise from a careful observation of human behaviour and feelings, almost declaring that every moment in life is worth being set with detachment and irony. The artist says: “the sculptures are an expression and a synthesis of the human soul’s state of mind, they capture as in a photograph, a specific moment with amusing melancholy linked to the existential malaise which is typical of the contemporary age”. The artist also says “paper is a romantic tool. Paper is romantic because it is warm and velvety; paper is deep and has more intimate knowledge because you discover it from an early age through scribbling. Using paper has become more complex than at the beginning, but I have a sense of simplicity and harmony using this material”.

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Trieste, Via Crispi 28

Elena Cantori is a lover of an art and creativity espressed in all proposed forms. She organizes exhibitions and site events of contemporary works of painting, sculpture, photography and contemporary design, all in an affordable way. She works with both established artists and emerging artists whose innovative and high quality works can attract the general...

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