In another untitled work from 2015, Balliano joins two U-curves that don’t quite intersect, and connects them at the center with a thin vertical line. They’re drawn hesitantly, built up with black-and-white pigments, and seem as though they’re knitted-together, reminiscent of ’s
manipulated inkjet ‘X’s’. In all of his work, Balliano wrestles with the complexities of production, how to refine the handmade, craft, and the elegant unexpectedness of unusual materials.
Installation view courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery.