Voyager

“An artist is an alchemist. She sifts memories, fables, sand and silt into the maw of the mind and spins threads of gold. The true artist doesn’t need a loom or a philosopher’s stone to[…]

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The next era

The “approach” that doubles their eyes warns us that the integrity grasped by who painted them above all derives from the person who provides him or herself with a personal vision. An approach that has[…]

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Drawings & Ballet

HARMONY, 2004 “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[…]

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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 to[…]

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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

The thin surface like an epidermis, rosy, delicate as a skin, is encrusted with gold, folds away, hides small images hinted at in the folds. The gauze doubles, ripples, hides hints allusions and everything that[…]

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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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