Time based text work
(6 months)
pencils on paper
37 x 45 cm (paper size)
signed and dated verso
(Zurich, 27 décembre –
Paris, 26 juin 2009)
© Vittorio Santoro
Studio view, Feb. 2009

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