Written by Lucienne Peiry in Presse
13 avril 2019
“There is a certain inner ghost that one should be able to paint, and not the nose, the eyes, the hair that is outside […]. A fluidic being that does not correspond to bones and skin […]. The face has features. I do not care.”
The words of Henri Michaux will resonate with anyone familiar with the work of Curzio di Giovanni. The creator of a distinctive and unusual collection of portraits, di Giovanni found inspiration in the pages of glossy magazines and the images of models in fashion shoots and advertising campaigns. He did not replicate the images – on the contrary, he ignored the established rules and principles relating to the proportions of the body and the structure of the face; instead, he bent and manipulated them, and explored the true identity of his subjects to create new and disconcerting versions.