Terme di Diocleziano (2017)

Terme di Diocleziano was on view at the UCL Art Museum from January to June 2017

Through its implied narrative, this silk triptych exposes the different properties of real and sculpted cloth. The juxtaposition of the individual images creates a visual syncopation that is in tune with the action of the cloth caught in motion. While the stone speaks through the permanently carved folds so the transparent fabric reveals an instantaneous ballet. Caught in variable lighting the sequence of three poses, are in turn translucent or visible, the central panel serendipitously darker, reinforcing its full frontal image as a natural anchor.

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