Pier Paolo Calzolari
Calzolari’s monochromatic studies tend to incorporate textural ephemera such as salt-treated paper, cloth, bits of twig, an egg, even frost or fire, to evoke a collapse of time both austerely memorial and alchemically material.
(1) Senza Titolo, 1970s. salt, lead, candle (2) Untitled, 1990. Salt, lead, copper paper candle (3) Untitled, 1986; Salt, black dye, lead. freezing structure, refrigerator motor.