Appropriations

Throughout my career I have been interested in the concept of censorship both in metaphorical and literal sense and this idea often permeated into my work in many ways.

In my artistic practice (among other things) I have been using found paintings on which I make various interventions and alterations. My "irrevocable" actions could be seen as a metaphor for the supremacy of the owner over the owned.

Through the painterly intervention on the found artwork I try to establish with it a dialectical - if imbalanced - relationship. The found painting thus, becomes a palimpsest or a forced partner both "saved" and "sacrificed" in equal measure.

 

Gianluca Cosci, 2015