Marta Spagnoli deals with the sense of bewilderment that stems from a blank canvas by experimenting with aspects of symbolic imagery relating to history and mythology.
Without any fixed point, and through restless pictorial gestures, traces of colour and water settle on the canvas, creating harmonious choreographies of constant metamorphosis from which indistinct mythological or theriomorphic figures may emerge. Spagnoli’s painting research intentionally rejects any division between the abstract and the figurative, indulging in a fluid, poetic universe that leaves space for the imaginative process. In Fosca livrea (Grim Colouration), Spagnoli examines the phenomenon of mimetism in nature through the livery of a barely identifiable animal. On the canvas, figures emerge that the artist describes as “an elaboration of reality through a very personal reformulation”.
Marta Spagnoli (Verona, 1994) She recently completed her studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. In 2019, she was awarded the prize from the Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice. The same year, she won 3rd prize at the 102nd Young Artists Collective of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice. Her solo and group exhibitions include: Truc à faire at Galleria Continua, Paris, (2021); Una boccata d’arte, Ronciglione, (2020); Whiteout, a solo show at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (2020); Libere Tutte at Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Milan (2019); Immersione Libera, Palazzina dei Bagni Misteriosi, Milan, (2019) and Progettoborca, a residence for Dolomiti Contemporanee at the former Eni Village, Borca Di Cadore, Belluno (2018).