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ADA MASCOLO
updated: 06/20/2012
website: www.adamascolo.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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  1 of 19  from the series ADE
1 of 19 from the series ADE
1 of 19 from the series ADE
1 of 19 from the series ADE
1 of 30 from the series ADE
1 of 30 from the series ADE
1 of 30 from the series ADE
Viewing of the show Coincidences III
Acqua di rose
Albero della vita
Alga marina
untitled
Origine
untitled
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  meditative, identity, spiritual
 
 
  1 of 19  from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 19 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
59,1" x  59,1" 
1 of 19 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 19 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
59,1" x  59,1" 
1 of 19 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 19 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
59,1" x  59,1" 
1 of 19 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 19 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
59,1" x  59,1" 
1 of 30 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 30 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
13 " x  9,46 " 
1 of 30 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 30 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
13" x  9,46" 
1 of 30 from the series ADE by ADA MASCOLO
1 of 30 from the series ADE
Watercolour on paper
2011
13" x  9,46" 
Viewing of the show Coincidences III by ADA MASCOLO
Viewing of the show Coincidences III
Galleria 41artecontemporanea
September - November 2010
Dimensions variable
Acqua di rose by ADA MASCOLO
Acqua di rose
watercolour on paper
2009
259.5" x  503" 
Albero della vita by ADA MASCOLO
Albero della vita
watercolour on paper
2009
289" x  225" 
Alga marina by ADA MASCOLO
Alga marina
watercolour on paper
2009
98" x  129" 
untitled by ADA MASCOLO
untitled
watercolour on paper
2007
211" x  133" 
Origine by ADA MASCOLO
Origine
watercolour and ink on Arches paper
2006
211" x  113" 
untitled by ADA MASCOLO
untitled
oil on linen
2006
170" x  250" 

Artist Statement

 

 


The interior universe of the artist gradually grows inside the virgin surface of her works. From canvas, paper, or fabric the chromatic stains, both delicate and vivid, bloom like imaginative flowers of the biological unconscious. Ardent and pulpy flowers, which take the form of naked feminine or masculine bodies, are entangled and united in perfectly sensual symbiosis.

 

Ada Mascolo's spherical art lacks verticality, its voice is apolitical and unhistorical, it speaks in an universal and eternal language. It deciphers and, at the same time, codifies life in an indispensable, while also elusive, human dimension. It defines what we seek to find in the often forgotten, stifled material world of the strictly geometrical wire of everyday.

 

Mascolo’s movements are a dance, tiptoeing with an enveloping and enthralling gesture, finding its pace both resolute and gentle. Her clear voice does not shout great prophecies, but whispers little secrets, like rainy drops impressed onto the canvas of pure skin.

 

White paper is a never-ending well into which you have to find the courage to dip. Mascolo has this courage and draws endless suggestions of her unique knowledge.  In a series of airy and lively works, Ade in “black scale”, Mascolo explores the dark corners of the mind and its conscious shadowy areas. Choosing black for Ade is an answer to a request, what is the expressive truth? Black represents all colours in synthesis, it includes them all while hiding them. We find the Ego guilty of this, keeping and concealing our changeable and multiple essences. Black translates an almost physical need of self-annihilation, meant to be reborn to a more real conscience mother of one's own identity.

 

Ade is a fall into the obscure abyss of complete silence, because only in silence a new sound and being can be heard. Going back to silence is a way to restart from zero, to set aside all the superstructures and masks that we are bound to wear everyday. Ade brings with itself a sense of loss and fear, but also the hidden formality of being and of self-rediscovering. One and a thousand times Ada.

Veronica Liotti


 

Artist Bio / CV

Ada Mascolo

 

Ada  Mascolo ( Torino, 1970 ) lives and works in Torino, Italy

 

Education

1995

Academy of Fine Arts, Torino

1989

Liceo Artistico , Torino

Solo Exhibitions

2009

Coincidenze III, Galleria41artecontemportanea,Torino. Curated by Lea Mattarella

2005

 A 360° , Galleria41Artecontemporanea,Torino.

2004

Ada Mascolo, Linding in Paludetto, Nürnberg

2001    

Oriente / Occidente, Galleria Alberto Weber,Torino

2000    

Arte al muro, Big Torino, Uffici Palazzo della Regione, curated by M. T. Roberto and Association Sartie

Group Exhibitions

 

2012

Dis/velamenti , ArtResidence, Torino. 

Artismap,  Artismap exhibition space,  Torino. 

2010

Tra Natura e memoria, Centro storico, Cherasco. Curated by Marisa Vescovo

2009

Quindici contemporanei in Brasile. Museo Pierre Chalita, Macerò; MAP Museu de Arte do Paranà, Curitiba; Brasil

2008

Viva il disegno, Divisione Servizi Culturali Settore Arti Visive-Ufficio Creatività e Innovazione, Torino.Curated by  Francesco Poli/Storie di Matite, Spazio Azimut, Torino,curated by Olga Gambari

2007

Segni, viaggio nel disegno contemporaneo,Galleria San Lorenzo, Milano/Galleria Endemica, Roma. Curated by M.di Marzio/Metaphorikós, Villa Violante, Centro Polivalente Culturale, Leinì. Curated  by E. Lenhard

Refractions - Rifrazioni, Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon Les Bains, curated by G. Curto e G. A. Farinella/

Fotografie, disegni e memorie, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Casa del Console, Calice Ligure( SV ),curated D.Benedetto/Disforie 007, Palafuksas, Torino,curated by E.Lenhard

2006

Venti Proposte XX, Galleria d’ Arte Moderna, Cracovia/ Cultural Italian Institute, Budapest, a cura di G. Curto e G. A. Farinella/Daydreamers, GalleriaSpazioinmostra, Milano, curated by C. Antolini

2005

Altre Lilith: Le  Vestali dell’ Arte –Terzo Millennio Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, curated by R. Gozzini and G. Serusi/Venti Proposte XX,  Sala Bolaffi, Torino, curated by G. Curto and G. A. Farinella/Premio Mantero per l’Arte Giovane, La Tessitura, Como,curated by R. Borghi

2004   

Dal profondo, Carloni SpazioArte, Frankfurt / Kastrich, Mainz, curated by S. Carloni e T.Löhr