Roberta Coni

Italian, b. 1976

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Primarily interested in the human figure, Roberta Coni mixes the classical technique of oil painting with heavy body paste made of bitumen, melted wax, and glue. In large-scale paintings, in which the face often emerges from the shadows. An interpretation of the contemplative soul aimed at continuous introspection.

Her work is characterized by its strong realism while combining rougher materials. Female figures with poignant expressions face in the foreground, where, with detailed attention, almost lenticular, the brush focuses on the skin and eyes, and in particular to the secret pulse of the pictorial surface. The faces are often violated by time flowing relentlessly on the skin, deforming and shaping it over the years, to lay bare the soul. She has created a compendium of contemporary work as she integrates video-art with the visual language of her paintings for creations made with the same techniques.

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