More about Marica Fasoli
When looking at Marica Fasoli's works, nobody would think that the Italian artist is one of the main protagonists of the hyperrealism on the international stage. At first glance, she could be mistaken for an abstract artist, with good reason, since her most recognizable paintings actually appear to be the result of abstraction where lines and colours interlace in an evocative manner. But this is not true: Marica Fasoli's process is first of all a conceptual process, then almost performative, finally purely figurative. At the beginning, by folding the paper, origamis are created as the symbolic expression of a thought; at a later time, the paper is smoothed again as if to make the creases disappear and then the artist, with a skilful technique, paints the creases and the shadows in order to depict, with an hyperrealism effect, the crumpled paper; obviously it is just a trompe l'oeil effect to deceive the viewer and cause a cognitive astonishment since the paper is actually super flat whereas the painted lines get a powerful third dimension. By moving away from the surface, the paintings are again a wonderful proof of abstract art, that hint at the geometrical abstractionism and at Futurism for their vertical projection of lines and edges.