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Expello | Paintings by Lucia Schettino
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Expello - Paintings

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The works of "Expello" constitute an extremely compact series of papers found on the walls mostly in triptychs.
They are variations from a single and well-defined motif: on each sheet of white paper the image of the artist's head photographed from behind is printed, a pregnant and binding organizing presence that occupies a small portion of the sheet and refers to the uses, less identifiable ovals that are the center of many of his works; from each head it has turned into a more or less complex form without voids inside it found in a triptych with only bitumen and in other uses also enamels and flattening, its leakage in the liquid state; Finally, ample space remains to the white of the support, which clearly defines and reinforces the event of the result resulting from the combination of photographic image and pictorial intervention. The order foreseen by the project this time contradicts the most frequently expected free and impulsive of the artist, who here, although facing a technically audacious and unpredictable test, tries to subdue every aspect of a rigorous discipline

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Lucia Schettino (Castellammare di Stabia, 1988), graduated in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, has always been committed to a careful research in the field of abstract design and surreal figures, to meet the urgent need for an artistic experimentation she continues to achieve a more complete under standing of the “self”. The artistic research of Lucia Schettino reveals a clear connection to Informal Art, re-interpreted through a present-day point of view. Her work is not concerned with the often-debated question of the opposition between a figurative/abstract representation: she does not seem to be interested in making her
signs understandable, which sometimes refer to the human figure, others to the nature or landscape. Each one of the objects she employs to build her work, is either an ex novo object, or rather an extract, a fragment of a picture or a text, cut out of books, newspapers, photographs, or even from her previous engravings and works. At times this creative process causes the collage to exceed the margins of the canvas’ frame, that is the canonic space of art. In doing so, Schettino denies such closed and predefined nature traditionally designated to artistic expression, giving new vitality to the structure of the work.