A Perspective of Space, 2021
Oil paint, acrylic and pencil on canvas
About the Artist
Jacopo Dal Bello (b.1989, Italy) is a visual artist whose practice is transformed through the process of imagination and experimentation. The work develop the process of painting through drawing and drawing through painting. The influences and images come from different contexts; from the history of painting, popular culture and other types of visual communication. These will often coexist in a fragmentary and unsolved way, underlining the similarities and differences between them. Through the collision of historical and fictional moments, the elements are pushed out of their comfort zone and their narrative and history are questioned. In these constructions, pale arrangements of paper, text, pigment, and discarded personal belongings are artfully juxtaposed to create a place of memory and poetic evocation. The mark of the artist is found across canvas, paper, and textile delineated in rich expressive lines and shapes — a view into the alchemical process of making art. Jacopo lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
About the Artwork
A perspective of space approaches representation from a minimalist point of view. The work is part of a series of paintings developed during the beginning of the pandemic in which a limited vocabulary was chosen and then implemented in the painting. The sutured pieces of canvas which suggest a room-like space reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s austere scenarios, may have been a direct influence of the circumstances under which the work was created. The work includes both figurative and abstract elements, which participate in and allude to different parts of the figure. The different modes of representation are also reflected in the variety of techniques chosen, with a collage-like approach.