Faded Garden

Faded garden (Fish fountain),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture, detail
Faded garden (Fish fountain),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture, detail
Faded garden (Shell),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture
Faded garden (Shell),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture
Faded garden (Putto),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture
Faded garden (Putto),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture
Faded garden (Putto),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture, detail
Faded garden (Putto),2018. Photographic emulsion on sculpture, detail

2018

FADED GARDEN




This work stems from a suggestion coming from the Italian garden and the elements that compose it; the posthumous scenario consists of fragments of statues abandoned between moss and ivy, where an imaginary and almost adrift artifact emerges and reinforces the idea of ​​catastrophe, of which, however, we cannot understand the causes. At the same time, there is a strong poetic component, emphasized by the idea of ​​the night as a perennial guardian of secrets.
The fragments of the sculptures have been treated as real photographic supports, through the technique of rayography; by exposing plant parts resting on the emulsified surface of the statue to a light source, I factually and metaphorically impressed on them the shadows cast by the trees, as if they were hit by moonlight, thus evoking a night space.

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My research develops through the stratification of elements drawn from history and literature, social and cultural symbols evoking a sense of unreality, suspended between mystery and marginality.

Through photography and the installation, I return to the image the suggestions and the experiences lived, telling of primarily nocturnal worlds that generate a sort of temporal suspension and, at the same time, conceal new forms of truth.

 

 

 

SILVIA MARIOTTI

Lives and works in Milan (IT)

 

 

Education – workshop – residency

 

 

Awards

 

 

Selected solo show

 

 

Selected group show

 

 

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