Massimo Bartolini (born 1962 in Cecina, Italy) is an internationally recognized Italian artist famed for his immersive manipulations of artistic space. Although best known for his large-scale installations he dabbles in a range of media from sculpture, to performance, drawing, and photography. For Bartolini, the individual viewer experience is paramount. It is not unusual for him to confront his viewers with a variety of sounds, lights,… Read more
About the artwork
Reminiscent of the intertwining strings and fibers of the heart muscle or the organic structure of a leaf, this etching feels alive, as if it were moving. The eye follows a crimson tendril, watches it interlace with others, subsequently moving onto another strand and progressing along the page in meandering, web-like fashion. Anatomical in nature and dynamic in composition, this piece is nevertheless restrained in its complexity. Though densely patterned, there is a sense of control and order in the way that the fibers interweave.