Hardcover folio with 15 color plates
6 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in.
Within a clothbound folio are 15 prints beautifully reproducing Bertolo’s drawings of the humble remnants of life – the shells of beetles and dried brittle corpses of moths. The title is also Francis Bacon’s epitaph: “let compounds be dissolved”. Text in Italian and English. Signed and numbered.
Luca Bertolo's artwork is centred on painting and drawing, considered as sophisticated means for reflection on representation. He has developed his research along the lines formed by the (paradoxical) intersection of a cold and intentional conceptual/ analytic approach to painting with painting itself as the result of a synthetic, warmer, and partially unintentional process. He has recently begun working with other media such as video and writing. In the widest sense, he brings his interest to everything (with its anthropological aesthetic, philosophical value) that a language contains deposited within.