Time based text work
(22 months)
Pencils on paper
29.7 x 42 cm (paper size)
Signed and dated verso
(Berlin 2 August 2005 – Paris 25 May 2007)
© Vittorio Santoro

Part poetic expression, part semantic experiment, Santoro’s text drawings are imbued with a sense of time passing: the mental and physical effort required in retracing the same sentence everyday for between six months to two years, and a curious feeling that remnants of the neural processes driving the human ritual might remain trapped within the largely indistinguishable layers of graphite or ink.

Rebecca Geldard