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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Tania-con-penello

All living tissue forms a fibrous texture, wrapping and connecting all life phenomena. Yet, it is fragile, it can be damaged, it’s exposed to the changes of time and finally it will perish. In my work the fabric becomes a metaphor for this process and serves a stage, where our experiences outside and inside, wrapped under our skin, our non-material texture, our nervous and psychological system and our soul, can be renderred visible. My work searches for coherence in the use of fabric: through tearing, burning, recomposing and layering, I explore the materiality of life and narrate my perception of the present world, increasingly scarred by social inequality, conflicts between genders, races and religions. I explore these dynamics in search of relief and perspective solutions: I am the creator, the destroyer, who is hurting and healing and I use this immense creative power congenial to fabric to spread the hope that, through man’s innate creative potential, every conflict can be solved.