Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Combining the familiar with the alien, the artist often works with common objects which are modified to introduce a new scale, material or color, challenging the audience to change their point of view. Animals are often cast as protagonists in her world: a donkey photographed in the middle of sea on a little boat, ostriches on the beach (exhibited on occasion of the Venice Biennale in 2003). Her works with thousands of artificial pearls are conceived as concentration in space of specific elements, a luxurious mass of unfolding energy.
I love being pearls, 2019,
35 × 36 × 24 cm
Approx. overall dimensions: 58.5 x 53.5 x 24 cm
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO and the artist
Credits @ Christopher Burke Studios