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Artist Statement

The work of Lorenzo Davitti explores the subtle balance between control and chance through  an expressive and flowing process that is deeply rooted in printmaking.

 

Lorenzo’s printing process is one where accidental gestures are counterbalanced by controlled application of the technique. Decisions regarding marks, lines and colours are taken intuitively and, rapidly; sometimes driven by chance, some other times by careful planning. This dichotomy is itself parallel to the process of knowledge building, and is reflected though a series of trials and errors, provisional states and in-between shapes.

 

The resulting imagery is abstract, colourful and organic, constructed by using traditional drypoint plates, as well as found material, fabric, ribbons and paper offcuts. The prints feature ambiguous objects; shapes that are more suggestive of movement and temporality rather than mass, space or volume.

 

The goal is to engage viewers in an experience that is both emotional and creative, by allowing them to make use of their own desires, memories and reasoning when navigating the image.