Qui est le lecteur ? (Who is the reader?)
13 x 11 x 9 inches
Edition of 8, signed and numbered
Paola is an Italian sculptor born in Rome in 1968. Her passion for art comes from her grand-father who was a renown painter and sculptor. Following a brillant degree in Litterature, she starts working in journalism but continue sculpting.
Recognized artist in Italy and abroad, Paola has been awarded many times in Italy and Spain including the Third Ascoli Piceno International Ceramics Biennial and the 35th CICA. You can now find her work in Marciano Contemporary gallery. She draws her inspiration from litterature and human nature, its dreams and ambitions, its fears and nightmares. A hand, a face, a nose emerge from those bronze pages, with indecipherable writing. Are they here to break the mystery of the story, to challenge the truth or keep a secret?
In 2019 she was part of a international collective exhibition named “Double Jeu” at the Etretat Gardens in Normandie. Her work inspired journalists to write about her work, which is oddly interesting since she first started as a journalist herself. Indeed, the pages of the book seem to get thinner as the “paper” turns and folds to create new dynamic composition. The book sculptures of Paola Grizi relate to her own passions for writing and literature. Before focusing on sculpture, Paola studied classics and Italian literature and worked as a journalist and editor at the end of her studies. Literature is a discipline that has always been in Paola. It is then only natural it became the core of her sculptures. Find her work in the Marciano Contemporary galleries.