Though I log a good amount reading into examining worldly art publications, this artist takes a unique approach in reviewing one book in particular. Fransesca Pastine takes her crafty expression to the popular art book ArtForum. With a poignant approach, she excavates through this section of the art world.
What looks like color exploding with reckless abandon is really the careful work of an x-acto blade, and a healthy dose of tugging and tearing. Though the interpretations could be endless Pastine explains, “I was intrigued by their square format, particularly when the bloated art market was reflected in their one-inch thickness, and I began asking my friends for their unwanted magazines.”
Read more of her personal entries that accompany her work through her website at francesca.pastineart.com.
- Francesca Pastine’s works usurp art world symbol (sfgate.com)
- Oldest Jewish archaeological evidence on the Iberian Peninsula (eurekalert.org)
- 3 Year Old Artist (artsnapper.wordpress.com)