Faces seem to emerge from the past and peer out at us through corrugated and swirling  strata of  lines and colours set against multiple backgrounds, foregrounds and even time periods.  Isabella Accenti’s “hand-made” images are similar in effect  to collages and photomontages, and are reminiscent sometimes of Dadist, sometimes of Cubist and sometimes of Futurist works. They short-circuit time itself, connecting the past to the present and yesterday to today, as if they themselves were suspended outside time. Using the artistic technique of juxtaposition and the mixing and matching of disparate elements, she bases her creations on fortuitously  discovered images or old family photographs over which she  superimposes  contemporary photographs and fragments of paintings to create unique ensemble artworks that combine portraiture, self-portraiture, citations from the world of the avant-garde, and symbolic references to the artist herself.

Gigliola Foschi

Volti che sembrano emergere dal passato per guardarci tra mobili scomposizioni di linee e colori, piani e tempi molteplici.  Simili a collage e a fotomontaggi un po’ dadaisti, un po’ cubisti e futuristi, le immagini  costruite e “fatte a mano” di Isabella Accenti  creano un cortocircuito tra passato e presente, tra ieri e oggi, come se ci si trovasse in un tempo sospeso. Nel nome della giustapposizione e dell’accostamento le sue opere partono da immagini trovate o da vecchie foto di famiglia a cui lei sovrappone fotografie contemporanee e frammenti di dipinti, fino a proporre un insieme unico in cui coesistono ritratti e autoritratti, citazioni delle avanguardie artistiche e rimandi simbolici alla stessa autrice.

Gigliola Foschi

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