Artist Lilla Tabasso (before) captures bouquets and tufts of grass in their most precarious phases of life. In her studio in Milan, she creates delicate glass sculptures from withered flowers and rough tufts of grass that have just broken through their heyday, capturing how they bow elegantly and collapse when they decay. “The focus is on the way in which they burst with life and strength when they first bloom, until finally time inevitably takes its toll,” says the artist.
Although Tabasso’s background is in biology, she does not draw preliminary sketches and deviates from the sculptural representation, but prefers to reinterpret a lily, peony, or hydrangea as her process progresses. “More than the shape or form, it is the choice of color that comes to the fore along with a warm and natural shade that gives the flower its transparent melancholy, a permanent state of any creation,” she says. Your most recent work revolves around the idea of Ataraxia, or equanimity that manifests itself in the contrasts between long-lived, resilient forms of life and their inherent impermanence.
In November Tabasso opens a solo exhibition in collaboration with Caterina Tognon Art Gallery at Gallery Coatalem in Paris and prepares her work for shows. before Musverre and The European art fair in 2022. Find insights into their process on Instagram.
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