28 September, 2005

Marco Corsini - New work

Marco Corsini, The space between the trees, 2005,
70 x 70 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Marco Corsini, A kind of homecoming, 2005,
70 x 70 cm, Acrylic on cotton

Marco Corsini, Chiara's song, 2005,
70 x 70 cm, Acrylic on cotton

Artist Statement

Marco Corsini is Australian born and raised by Italian immigrants in rural Australia. While he now lives in Europe, he still has a strong attachment to the Australian landscape and his practice frequently reflects this theme. These works contain some of the elements present in Marco’s previous work; that of journey, movement and a shifting sense of perspective within the Australian landscape.

The works emerged shortly after the birth of Marco’s daughter Chiara in Amsterdam. The title ‘Chiara’s song’ goes part way in explaining the work’s vibrancy as they celebrate a new life with freshness and clarity. However, it is also a song about belonging and a sense of place. They draw on a reservoir of memories originating from the experience of growing up surrounded by the Australian landscape. As when moving through such a landscape, forms intertwine and shift with an ambiguous sense of space being created. The ambiguities of those spaces, locked in Marco’s memory, that appear in these paintings have come to represent the ambiguities and difficulty of identity in a world where immigrants and nomads alike frequently cross borders. The ambiguities of identity and belonging, which arise when borders are crossed, have found a suitable expression in the experience of moving through the Australian landscape.


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