All the works present in this exhibition were especially made, all with the same title, Arie, and all with the same dimensions (208 x 108 cm), so as to look like the photograms of a film frozen in transient, fleeting poses.
The works are made of special plexiglas supports coloured in through-body; upon these supports tanned feathers have been fixed with a specifically made resin. The resulting paste is initially ‘dusted’ with fine pigments and successively painted using acrylics, which are applied with very fine paintbrushes. Each step of the process is time-consuming, and requires great patience as well as great control and attention to detail. A custom-made frame completes the works, which is a frame and also a screen: its internal overlay acquires the reverberation from the colour of the plexiglas and from the successive layers of the work. As such, the pieces appear as if floating in a luminous contour which is effectively given by the refraction of the work’s own colour.