Burri, Fontana … and Pasquali! Yes, despite her young age, Francesca Pasquali has already been featured in the Galleria Tornabuoni, which includes among its artists some great names of the 20th century.
Pasquali has an archive in her name, for as she explains “how will I remind myself at the age of 70 that this work was exhibited on that occasion?” In short, Pasquali is an icon within the panorama of contemporary Italian art and beyond. From now until September 23rd, a solo exhibition of her work is featured at the Tornabuoni Art Gallery, Paris.
“The world is made of plastic, so much is thrown away. Through my art I want to send a message to the world around us inviting everyone to rethink commonly used objects no longer as disposable objects, but as resources to be re-used”.
During our interview she explained how over the years she has collected materials from landfills that are now being transformed, and made clearly visible on the shelves of her new studio in Bologna.
Francesca Pasquali is dedicated to detail. The attention she pays to her work is nearly scientific in her analysis of forms. The circumferences of Straws remind us of the eyes of a fly under a microscope, the sinuous folds of the Frappa recall the epidermis of a beetle, and the filaments of Spiderballs resemble the crystals of zeolite as seen under a microscope!