Time-based text work
(6 months)
Pencils on paper
37 x 45 cm (paper size)
47.8 x 55.3 cm (frame size)
Signed and dated verso (Paris 12 mars – Bordeaux 11 september 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