The multidisciplinary artist Tamara Ferioli explores the cycle of life, the endless processes from birth to death and rebirth. In her sculptural installations, the syntax of life appears crystal clear and suspended in an eternal moment that becomes the quintessence of introspection. All happens in a state of solitude where the human presence is suavely summoned as a witness to wonders in endless transformation, and possibly as a menace to their delicate and mysterious balance. The fishbone, an unusual material provided by Nature, creates in Ferioli’s small scale precious sculptures, placed in a mindful environmental installation, a constellation of wildflowers with perfect interlocking structures, rich in delicacy and vitality.
Tamara Ferioli was born in 1982 in Legnano (Milan). After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, she graduated from the Department of Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Her artistic production speaks by way of many different languages, among those sculpture, installation, photography, drawing and applications on canvas. She has a preference for the most unspoiled places on Earth. Her greatest love is the raw landscape of Iceland. Tamara has exhibited her works in various museums and private galleries in Italy and Europe. She lives and works in Milan.
“The wide sea comes each morning” presented by Kalpa Art Living gallery based in Volterra in Tuscany, is a series of flower sculptures made with wild fish bones caught in the North Atlantic: cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lopus). This work engaged Tamara for three years. Each piece is unique and the assembly of the pieces is not accidental. She has researched and identified the perfect interlocking between each individual bone, respecting its shape, so that it was nature itself that directed the mutation and determined the anatomy of the flower.
Tamara Ferioli: “My artistic production is articulated through various forms of expression such as drawing, using my hair like thin pencils signs, installation, a sculpture made with natural elements and fine art photography. I explore universal subjects: matter, nature, legend, beauty, shame, and silence but also loneliness, love, the precariousness of things. Sounds, rocks, landscape, flora, and fauna – I use these as a starting point for research and contemplation and plan compositions around them looking for connections between the natural elements and the human soul, human interactions with the earth and landscape.”
Details: Art Installation
Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra
15 august – 15 october 2020
Article curated by Kalpa Art Living.