Flavia Lovatelli

Columbia, SC

"Art is the unspoken language, that which moves us, connects us, breaks the borders and unites us. I try to create work that evoke emotions at the sensory level, fascination, perplexity, curiosity, admiration, and the intense desire to touch it, feel the textures, densities, temperatures."
I am a Columbia, SC based multidisciplinary artist, my work is created with strips of recycled paper collected from magazines, flyers and papers found in my daily life. I am intrigued with the colors and textures in everyday printed matter. Coiling is a very tedious and time-consuming process, it takes countless hours to roll enough strips of magazine pages into coils to create anything of substance. It is an intuitive and ongoing visual experiment.

Each piece begins with a fleeting idea that comes by chance. My mindset is programed to think paper, circular coils and the natural evolution of the product used. Like a puzzle, the composition evolves one piece at a time. I continue to cut, roll and otherwise manipulate possible elements, making decisions about what works and what is needed next to complete the composition, balance, movement, and growth.
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