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 26 mars – Tanger 25 août 2008)
© 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 indistingui-shable layers of graphite or ink.

Rebecca Geldard