2003 Cuori (Ex Voto) III

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Cuori
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Cuori (Ex Voto). Curcuma on paper, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0052]

Cuori (Ex Voto). Curcuma on paper, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0053]

Cuori (Ex Voto). Curcuma on paper, 35×50 cm, 2003 [DG0054]

Cuori (Ex Voto). Curcuma on paper, 35×50 cm, 2003 [DG0055]

Cuori (Ex Voto). Curcuma on paper, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0026]

2012 Corpi Celesti II

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Corpi
Celesti II

It is interesting to observe how certain questions addressed by Ascari’s work resurface, perhaps after many years, almost to resume a discussion that has not been interrupted[read more=”Read More”less=”Read Less”]but has simply flowed underground, then returning and taking on new forms. This is what happens, for example, in the cycle of works under the title Corpi celesti (Heavenly Bodies), including a series of works on paper from 2006 and an installation in 2012. The same can be said for the reprise of a sound installation from 1978, Vibractions, now shown in a new version that maintains the conceptual approach of the original. The cycle Corpi celesti arises from a question – regarding the force that holds things together or repels them – that is the conceptual nucleus of many other works by the artist. A question that stays open, taking on different configurations each time, reinterpreted through different languages and different materials. In the works on paper in lampblack or curcuma, an invisible centrifugal force subtracts weight from the bodies that wander in the empty space of the sheets. Once again, the void is a latent space rendered “active” by what crosses it, a generative factor on both the temporal and the spatial planes.[/read]

Corpi Celesti. Curcuma on paper, 9 sheets 35×50 cm each, 2006-2012 [DG0028 a-i]

2007 Pittura per Ciechi

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Pittura
per Ciechi

In the works on paper from this period, with a dizzying shift of perspective, the artist’s gaze is directed into a compositional plot that tends to erase distance,[read more=”Read More”less=”Read Less”]in a near mingling, as if to fully know its innermost structure. But this is not just a case of “learning to see” things as they are intertwined in the plot of nature; it means feeling a sense of belonging to that same plot. This is what happens in Pittura per ciechi (Painting For the Blind), a series di gouaches made on the pages of old Natural History textbooks in Braille, or in works like Bianco/Nero (White/Black) Bianco/Rosso (White/Red), where the shortening of the distance between the eye and the represented object produces effects of distortion, overlaps of figures that appear on the single sheets, disrupting their order: each of them thus appears as a fragment of something whose overall view has been lost.[/read]

Pittura per Ciechi. Gouache on Braille paper, 24 sheets 25×33,5 cm each, 2007 [DG0078]

Pittura per Ciechi. Gouache on Braille paper, 9 sheets 25×33,5 cm each, 2007 [DG0079]

2007 apparente – BiancoRosso

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Bianco/Rosso

In the works on paper from this period, with a dizzying shift of perspective, the artist’s gaze is directed into a compositional plot that tends to erase distance,[read more=”Read More”less=”Read Less”]in a near mingling, as if to fully know its innermost structure. But this is not just a case of “learning to see” things as they are intertwined in the plot of nature; it means feeling a sense of belonging to that same plot. This is what happens in Pittura per ciechi (Painting For the Blind), a series di gouaches made on the pages of old Natural History textbooks in Braille, or in works like Bianco/Nero (White/Black) Bianco/Rosso (White/Red), where the shortening of the distance between the eye and the represented object produces effects of distortion, overlaps of figures that appear on the single sheets, disrupting their order: each of them thus appears as a fragment of something whose overall view has been lost.[/read]

Bianco/Rosso. Gouache on paper, 36 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0049]

Bianco/Rosso. Gouache on paper, 36 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0048]

Bianco/Rosso. Gouache on paper, detail, 2007 [DG0048]

2007 apparente – BiancoNero

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Bianco/Nero

In the works on paper from this period, with a dizzying shift of perspective, the artist’s gaze is directed into a compositional plot that tends to erase distance,[read more=”Read More”less=”Read Less”]in a near mingling, as if to fully know its innermost structure. But this is not just a case of “learning to see” things as they are intertwined in the plot of nature; it means feeling a sense of belonging to that same plot. This is what happens in Pittura per ciechi (Painting For the Blind), a series di gouaches made on the pages of old Natural History textbooks in Braille, or in works like Bianco/Nero (White/Black) Bianco/Rosso (White/Red), where the shortening of the distance between the eye and the represented object produces effects of distortion, overlaps of figures that appear on the single sheets, disrupting their order: each of them thus appears as a fragment of something whose overall view has been lost.[/read]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, 36 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0047]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, 36 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0046]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, detail, 2007 [DG0046]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, 12 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0058]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, 3 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0050]

Bianco/Nero. Gouache on paper, 3 sheets 25×35 cm each, 2007 [DG0051]

2003 Cuori (ex Voto) I

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Cuori
(Ex Voto) I

Cuori (Ex Voto). Gouache on newspaper, 9 elements 80×56 cm each, 2003 [DG0019]

Cuori (Ex Voto). Gouache on newspaper, 4 elements 80×56 cm each, 2003 [DG0020]

2003 L’ordine Dura Un Istante IV

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L’Ordine Dura
Un Istante IV

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0037]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0038]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0035]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0032]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0013]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0008]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0005]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0009]

L’Ordine Dura Un Istante. Gouache, 50×70 cm, 2003 [DG0010]

1994 Asana Braille

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Asana
Braille

Asana. China on braille paper, 26×34 cm, 1994 [DG0064]

Asana. China on braille paper, 26×34 cm, 1994 [DG0065]

Asana. China on braille paper, 26×23 cm, 1994 [DG0060]

Asana. China on braille paper, 26×34 cm, 1994 [DG0063]

1994 Asana Guazzi

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Asana
Gouaches

Asana, suryanamaskara. Gouaches, 12 elements 9×9 cm each, 1994 [DG0070]

Asana. Gouaches, 26 elements 9×9 cm each, 1994 [DG0069]

DG0070 – Asana. Guazzi, 20 pezzi 17×12 cm cad., 1994