Naples, Italy (1946), lives and works in Naples

Gloria Pastore, Cartomanzia  1990
collage, painting, drawing, plexiglas, San Leucio fabric
Collection of Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee – Museo Madre

An old San Leucio fabric handcrafted by master artisans weaving colorful threads, visual fragments of a narrative follow one another like a musical score made of beats and intervals, of different instruments relating to one another. Memory meets the present, pasts are layered in a complex between unity and multiplicity. Like a lifeboat of memory, the artist assumes the role of a demiurge who processes and transforms everything by adding and subtracting figures that belong to different times. A narrative made of minimal episodes, common objects, traces of emotions, things seen and experienced where time is annulled to give life to a memory of the present.