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VOYEUR'S PASSION

The series references various art-historical sources, photography, as well as advertisements. The original images are mixed with words and acronyms, whose meaning is often polysemous in modern and ancient European languages: for instance, the word cum has different meanings in English and Latin; the word un can mean “United Nations”, or the indeterminate article a in Italian and French, etc. The goal has been to create a synesthetic union between word and image, letter and pictorial sign. Three-dimensional elements, glued or sewn, contribute to provide the sensation of a tactile plasticity, stemming from the flatness of the canvas. Thus, different light conditions modify the perception of the painted surface, by interacting with the golden acrylic paint; LED lights add more light, whereas nails and gold leaf reflect sunbeams; pearl beads get mixed with the painted canvas, or contrast against the surface, with strong shadows.
The voyeur, i.e. the spectator, is then invited to use her/his own capacity to associate all diverse visual references altogether, which echo each other, like in a house of mirrors.

Voyeur’s Passion has been exhibited at Interface HUB/ART in Milan, within the duo exhibition The Contended Witness: Elio Ticca & Mary Della Giovanna (2017-18).

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UN – After Botticelli, 2017. Acrylic and matches on canvas, 76,5 x 76,5 x 3,8 cm. © elio t
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REEAEL

HT (CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN)

(T)HUGS

UN

WARLD (INGRID THULIN)

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elio ticca, Land of Loneliness, 2017. Acrylic and LED lights on canvas, 76,2 x 60,96 cm .j

B(LO)ODY

SE[I]EN

F(OL)LLOWERS

TRAINS (MOIRA SHEARER)

LAND OF LONELINESS

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CUM

SCHADENFREUDE

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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