Laura Paoletti joins the project «Young Italian Artists. Contemporary Art Stories», ongoing space and archive dedicated to key players in the contemporary art world, who are under 35, conceived by Antonello Tolve, and curated with Elena Giulia Rossi.
“[The human soul] No-one can see it whole. The best of us catch a glimpse of a nose, a shoulder, something turning away […]”. (V. Woolf, letter to Gerald Bernan, 1922).
“There’s no body that doesn’t carry within it its own death.” (L. Ravera, Piangi pure).
Ink, stain, shape. The moment.
Silk, light, ghost.
Sea shell mermaid. Sand.
Water waves perfume.
Butterfly flower. Moth. Light.
Moon night darkness. Sleep. Death.
Mother, daughter, woman.
Drawing is like embroidering the past. I collect objects, words, visions. I rework them. I recreate a story in my mind. Drawing allows me to relive it. And then to narrate it.
Laura Paoletti, July, 2020