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Acrylic on linen
This painting is part of a body of work 2008-2009 revolving around the circle and the circular image. This painting reminded the artist of the spheric shape of the eye and the act of seeing, which seems always elusive and constantly attempting and failing, to grasp a definitive image.
Artist Bio: Born in Milan, Maria Scarpini graduated from Universita' Internazionale dell'Arte in Florence with a Diploma in Conservation of artworks. She worked for several institutions such as PAC in Milan (Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea), the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome, The Guggenheim Museum in New York. She established her own private practice in New York 2003. In 2013 she collaborated with composer Jed Distler in the outdoor event Make Music New York, choreographing 180 keyboards featuring Jed Distler composition "Broken Record" winner of the Award for the world's larger keyboard ensemble. She is currently working on the set design of Jed Distler Opera " Tools”. As a painter she is self-taught. Her work as a Conservator gave her a close connection with the physical presence of the artwork. She has lived and worked in Milan, Rome, New York.