Paola Pivi

Milano, 1971

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.


Exhibited artwork

Paola Pivi
I love being pearls, 2019,
Ex.  Unique
Plastic pearls 
35 × 36 × 24 cm
Approx. overall dimensions: 58.5 x 53.5 x 24 cm
Courtesy MASSIMODECARLO and the artist 
Credits @ Christopher Burke Studios