Luca Bertolo



xylography (woodcut) on printed paper
10 3/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (sheet)
Edition: 6

A woodblock print portrait of the great Russian poet Daniil Kharms printed on an inverted page of the art magazine Mousse. 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.