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There is no doubt when contemplating Chiara Taddeucci Sassolini’s works on canvas and those on paper, on first glance two groups somewhat different from one another, that both can be fully ascribed to Abstract Art and in particular to the variegated universe of Informalism. But her painting also draws its inspiration from Expressionism and German Neo-Expressionism […]

Chiara’s Expressionism draws or sets out to draw everything (choice of materials, execution, transposition techniques, rhythm) from deep within herself and not from classical art or current art trends. Many of her works, in the same way as Art Brut or Outsider Art, depict extreme states of mind, unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds. Works borne of solitude and the purest and most authentic evocative impulses.

Having trained in close contact with the fashion world and related accessories, she often – above all in her paper works – strives to recover the profound sense and meaning of objects from that glittering and to a certain extent ephemeral profession, meditating on how they naturally ‘fade away’ over time and how, no longer fashionable, like ‘useless’ scraps or offcuts, they can take on a new life and identity, in an artistic dimension, in line with a conceptual approach displaying many similarities with what was espoused, see above, by Duchamp’s Dada Movement and the Neo-Dada Movement (founded among others by Arman, 1929-2005, with his ‘accumulations’ or Mimmo Rotella, 1918-2006, with his décollage).

Chiara Taddeucci Sassolini attaches primary importance to colour rather than form, based on the concept that before taking shape, if only partially recognisable, a painting is a mass of colours giving rise to a visual equilibrium. And so, seeking out randomness in her works (i.e. allowing herself to be guided by this chromatic medley to arrive at a certain ‘form’), she creates broad-ranging works with a strong dose of gestural expressiveness, also found, albeit with a rather more intimate and measured rhythm, in her collages and paper compositions.

(Giampaolo Trotta)