Following the great success of the 2016 Summer show Francesca Pasquali: Metamorphoses, Tornabuoni Art is delighted to bring once again the Italian contemporary artist to the London gallery this Spring.
The exhibition presents works selected from Pasquali’s most iconic series, including the Straws, Frappa and Spiderballs.
A keen observer of the materiality and transience of objects, Francesca Pasquali is influenced by the heritage of the Arte Povera movement to repurpose mundane objects such as drinking straws and elastic bands, cobweb dusters and broom bristles.
Her labour-intensive creative process confers to these humble materials a new value and a second life as artworks, providing new ways of experiencing familiar objects. Starting with a basic structure – a net, a metal cage or a plank of wood – each piece develops organically, the artist working instinctively with the material to arrive to the finished work.
Born in Bologna in 1980, Francesca Pasquali studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Her research stems from the observation of natural shapes whose structural texture the artist emulates, transforming plastic, industrial materials into complex and elaborate objects and installations. New technologies are an integral part of the artist’s practice, which includes sound, light and video installations.
A finalist of the Cairo Prize 2015 and Second Prize at the Henraux Foundation Prize in 2014, Francesca Pasquali has also been invited to participate in several major international art fairs, and her works are housed in important private collections and public institutions around Italy.Courtesy of the artist and Tornabuoni Art
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