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Marta Pierobon (Brescia, 1979) lives and works in Milan. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in 2006, he worked as an assistant to Urs Fisher and Anna Galtarossa; she was the co-founder of Spazio Morris in Milan. Between 2007 and 2020 his work was exhibited in various research spaces and institutions, such as Viafarini, Neon fdv and Edicola Radetzky (Milan), Duet space (St. Louis, USA), Esprit Nouveau and Localedue (Bologna), Soloway and Welcome to New York at Art in general (New York City), Museo di Santa Giulia (Brescia). He has exhibited in prestigious galleries such as Galleria Daniele Agostini (Lugano), Kate Macgarry (London), Marian Boesky with the project by Lucie Fontaine (New York City), Plutschow gallery (Zurich), 78 Lyndhurst way (London) and A Palazzo Gallery ( Brescia). In 2012 she won the Lombardia prize in Miart (Milan) and was selected for the Cairo Prize; in 2020 he is a finalist in the Michetti Award (Chieti).
The desire to imagine, build and tell worlds that go beyond what appears every day in front of our eyes is the red thread that runs through the eclectic experimentation of Marta Pierobon. The artist's action is that of a generating force, fueled by a playful and dreamlike attitude that takes you back to childhood. It expands in the territory to each of us close to the most immediate and intimate daily: every object, sensation, formal suggestion can be invested, distorted and reinvented. The figure of a small Canova’s Paolina Borghese can therefore stretch out on the décolleté of a high-heeled shoe, while an irreverent and sensual tongue can emerge from the shell of an oyster; birds, parts of the body, jewels can merge into phenomenal aggregations or new characters; all this can happen as much in the refined watercolor drawings on paper as in the sculptures in aluminum, resin or ceramic. Fish, as well as birds; air and water: Pierobon is particularly fascinated by those elements and creatures whose experience, fluid and aerial, is very distant from the human one, irremediably terrestrial. In this perspective, the interest in themes such as eroticism and sensuality should also be read. The attraction emerges towards what distances us further from the idea of a rational humanity, bringing us closer to an animal and primitive stage of our being in the world. Starting from the suggestions of the intimate and domestic, the artist traces and renews the deep, living and pulsating connections between us and our world. There is no limit to the imagination and its psychedelic and hallucinatory trajectories, to the liberating possibilities with respect to otherwise latent desires and escapes, which pervade our daily life under the skin.
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