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fragments

Taking Venice and its architecture as a point of departure, Fragments revisits the format of the touristic postcard, in order to reflect upon past and present, archeology and decadence, nostalgia and futurability.

Some Venetian views are here depicted, as well as ideally broken. On top of some churches by architect Andrea Palladio, skeletons of huge wales lie as symbols of memento mori, embodying the decay of historic architecture and the city of Venice itself. The very image of imperishable art and beauty of Venice is transfigured and sublimated, as well as critically put into question. Between decadence and climate precariousness, mass tourism and slow travelling, the result is a fragile postcard, where history meets contemporaneity through small details, referencing our current fragile time.

Elio Ticca, Fragments #2 (Redentore), 2017. Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 x 3.8 cm.jpg
Fragments #3 – Gesuati  .jpg

Fragments II, 2017. Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 x 3,8 cm

Fragments III, 2017. Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 x 3,8 cm

Elio Ticca is a contemporary artist working with painting, sculpture and installation.  His work aims to investigate how the representation of affect can be conceptually and culturally deconstructed, as well as narrated in new plastic and visual forms.

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