This installation featured sculptures and objects recently made by the artist, who generally uses a wide range of materials to make her work: ceramics, gold, bronze and oil paint. All these materials have a rich tradition in the history of art but in her output they lose their traditional connotations and function as a counterpoint to the darkness of the images they propose.
Debora Pierpaoli’s works express a certain portentous chaos, a deliberate willingness to ignore the rules. They are sketches – and certainly plenty of mental notes – of the object, painting or construction to be made. It might be a drawing or made from clay; the medium doesn’t matter, but one feels and senses a particular need to dedicate oneself to something that certainly cannot be expressed in words. It is latent, like an attempt to trap a moment and freeze it.
The artist’s universe is made up of different characters and objects: stone pages, masks and ceramic animals. The objects in these installations make up a strange universe with its own laws. A mouse is just as important in the story as a human being, a bird or a book and somehow they empower one another. The cosmogony of beings and objects also incorporates a kind of pagan spirituality into the work.