Sydney-based artist Patrizia Biondi uses cardboard to create intricate and multi-layered sculptural objects. Biondi gathers much of her material from footpaths on recycling days. She then combines these found materials with what she describes as “virgin” archival quality cardboard. Going through an intensive process of cleaning and treating before use, Biondi hand cuts each strip of cardboard, preserving the remnants of address labels, branded stickers and packaging tape before reassembling the pieces into their intended form. Growing up in Italy in the 1970s, she witnessed years of fear, uncertainty, upheaval and monumental socio-political changes brought about by unrest and terrorism. This upbringing made her sensitive to societal issues, and the awareness that what affects one affects all. Recently pivoting to issues of femininity and civil rights, Bondi’s compositions revolve around the color pink and its default associations with women in popular culture.
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.