Time-based text work
(6 months)

pencils on paper
45 x 37 cm (paper size)
signed and dated verso
(Paris, 6 mai –
Paris, 10 novembre 2009)
© Vittorio Santoro
Studio view, Dec. 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