Voyager

Voyager, 2006, digital painting on glass, 50 x 70 x 4 cm “An artist is an alchemist. She sifts memories, fables, sand and silt into the maw of the mind and spins threads of gold.[…]

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The next era

Leonardo, Lady with ermine, 2010 Digital painting on plexiglass120 x 80 x 2 cm             The “approach” that doubles their eyes warns us that the integrity grasped by who painted[…]

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Ballet drawings

“Dancers also create lines in time, like melodies: a dance phrase has its own shape and flow. The Russians have often applied the Italian word cantilena to dancing. It says — since a cantilena is[…]

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Hermae

When the negative exercise emerges in relation to Erme, that negative is one with the destruction of the existing, with silence and the cancellation of what it is, waiting to make room for a new[…]

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Treasures

The works of Mariella Bettineschi are always arranged along significant paths. They outline paths and symbolic sequences. However, even before grasping the subtle design underlying his calculated layouts (usually the design of a mental journey),[…]

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The first tale

  “I come from painting and sculpture and use photography, my own or out of books, as material. I manipulate, cut, glue, form and deform the images, like in the collage technique, to lead them back[…]

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The Subversive Stitch

  In occasion of Artissima 2018, Richard Saltoun Gallery presents a group exhibition titled The Subversive Stitch. The title refers to the well-known essay ‘The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine’, written[…]

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The dressing of the bride

“The silence of Marcel Duchamp is being overrated,” notes Joseph Beuys. Mariella Bettineschi would certainly approve this statement and go even further: “the bride laid bare by her suitors” is dressed. The artist calls his[…]

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Piumari

Feather Box, 1982 organza, feathers, gold, wood, 30x30x4 cm Feather Box, 1982 organza, feathers, gold, wood, 30x30x4 cm   Feather Box, 1982 organza, feathers, gold, wood, 30x30x4 cm   Feather Box, 1982 organza, feathers, gold,[…]

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Theory of spheres

“This voyage lacks rigid earthly location. Radiance is neither here nor there, it transcends location. Bettineschi’s orbs are situated between the object and the viewer in a way mere paintings do not.  These spheres and[…]

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