Federico Poli

surfaces



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surfaces@federicopoli.com


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// tree

trees were born digging inside of me.
what I dig is a surface which is not a picture, but its essence: a naked, strong, violent, unfiltered light which is seized by a paper and then completely freed when the paper is developed.

This essence is invisible black a new place a “me” who finds no words but only knows a language.

At that time I was also building a life project which did not involve only me.
I was becoming aware of me as a person living in a society
who can do something not only as an artist

From there, the urge came to me to go to the essence to make it surface to realize that it was time, it is time, to get rid of all those infrastructures that I had been building for 40 years, of all those personalities whom I had been creating to defend myself from me stuttering.
Because, even though it was very hard until some years ago, now I can and want to emancipate from this aspect to make my essence, the person I am, a person with both a language and words, surface. Because for me, that is what I am talking about:
to express, to bring out something to let what I am shine in the best way.
And that is to build relations, grow and improve.

Some time ago I read an article by an ecologist, Suzanne Simard, saying that trees “communicate” among themselves and are able to transmit carbon and other vital information.
Maybe, this is also why in a split second, as if it were a natural consequence of what was boiling inside me, I chose trees as a mirror of a primordial me from where everything originates.

By making those trees inside ourselves surface, by recognizing them, by lighting them up, we let life surface.

Selected images

Federico Poli, serie Surfaces-tree, colore ad olio e graffi su carta fotografica; scretches and oilcolor on analog photographi
c paper tree
30x40 cm
scretches and oli color on analogic photographic paper

 

Federico Poli, serie Surfaces-tree, china e graffi su carta fotografica; ink and oilcolor on analog photographi
tree
50x60 cm
scretches and ink on analogic photographic paper

 

Federico Poli, serie Surfaces-tree, colore ad olio, ruggine e graffi su carta fotografica; scretches and oilcolor and rut made on analog photographi
tree
50x60 cm
scretches and rust made on analogic photographic paper

 

Federico Poli, serie Surfaces-tree, colore ad olio, ruggine e graffi su carta fotografica; scretches and oilcolor and rut made on analog photographi
tree
50x60 cm
scretches and rust made on analogic photographic paper

 

Federico Poli, serie Surfaces-tree, colore ad olio, ruggine e graffi su carta fotografica; scretches and oilcolor and rut made on analog photographi
tree
50x60 cm
scretches, ink and rust made on analogic photographic paper