“Figures in space”
1. This series of drawings is an ongoing process it is a constant practice. A space where I reflect upon the dialogue and relationship between figure and space in the contemporary world.
2. These drawings appear during the construction process of the paintings, the lines appear and can be perceived between the layers.
The paintings are the result of these sketches, and it is right in that moment where I begin to perceive their potential, their narrative, seeing them as a whole, as a stand-alone entity, a new possibility.
In a way, the completeness of this composition captures me, its poetry, narrative, the dialogue between all and nothing.
A strong, minimalistic synthesis. A conversation between the figure, composed of precise lines that point towards its shape, and the incomplete backdrop, which reveals small sparks of color that come from the depths of the fabric, a galactic space, yet one that is opened and supported by the same figure from fringe to fringe and from the upper to the lower limits.
These drawing are revealed as a sort of counterpoint, a complement and a reflection, which emerge during the complex, thorough process of creating my paintings.
Mariano Ferrante, 2019