« Recognition passes through disavowal but in both cases art asks for much more than this. »
Franco Meloni is an award-winning Italian painter, draftsman, and sculptor whose works have been exhibited nationally, as well as in China, the United States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
His art focuses on the concept of fragmentation and imperfection distorted through individuals and the community. This theme is most often highlighted through incomplete figuration or with aesthetic imperfections. The female figure represents the central element of Meloni's narratives.
This work represents one of a series dedicated to the thousand faces that Covid-19 determines in people. The girl is left alone at home in quarantine and her sense of self falters as she feels a sense of dullness. The image she sees reflected in the mirror is a transfiguration of reality. The thread she holds between her lips is the only trait d'union...