Art to me is a medium to make visible what is invisible, working on apparently marginal situations and showing how they are fundamental to understanding the society in which we live.
I look for apparently marginal stories or situations and conduct research and interviews for months and sometimes years. I begin by analyzing the subject, focusing on different cultural points of view: an historical examination, paragraphs from books (taken from specific or non-specific literature: a mix of psychology- and sociology-related literature as well as narrative-based and more informal texts), and thoughts based on reality or fiction: the visual resonance of our attitudes, values, and conceptual approaches built up over time that continue to shape the way we think. It is important to me to understand the subject and also to create an intimate bridge with the viewer since the material at hand is a subject many may already be acquainted with or could easily encounter. It thus becomes necessary to overcome assumptions and simply the constraining milieu in which one might come into contact with these issues. Then I begin to document single stories, asking the people of whom I create portraits and interview to describe themselves as individuals with the aim of forcing the viewer to know them and recognize himself in their stories. To me, creating means to learn and rescue details from oblivion, to let them emerge. In general, what remains in people’s memories about the nature of life and history is a common and globalized knowledge.
In my work, I also like to talk about what is invisible, but still part of our society, still part of our reality. Hidden stories taking place in the cities where we live, existing because of society’s structure and representing a parallel voice to what we are used to and aware of. I am observing and discussing my experience to broadcast it, to make the viewer think and find his own conclusions.
Technically, I am very interested in the fusion of drawing, sculpture and installation, building a game between sound, atmosphere and two- and three-dimensional elements. I work with transparent materials like resin or glass, printing on them with silkscreening. It is possible to see through the transparency and the installation assumes the function of a “lens” that allows one to see reality through the stories crystallized in the glass.