Patricia Pisanelli works mainly with painting and sculpture - and the space where they collide. Exaggerated manipulations in language are her main research. Food is her vehicle.
She uses the aesthetic of processed food products to analyze ideas of attempt and failure - and the notion or perfection that can never be reached. Considering thoughts on simulacrum, where the copy of the copy looses its origin, those products have now a narrative projected onto themselves, like a nostalgia for an unrecognized past.
Through ideas on misinterpretation and absurdity, like moments of confusion one experiences when trying to read an image or an object, Patricia uses the manipulation of food and the manipulation of materials in the same way, pointing at the exaggerated aesthetics of industrialized products and as an exercise of abstracting from it at the same time.
Patricia is an artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil based in London for the past 10 years. She graduated from her BA Fine Arts at FAAP (Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado - Sao Paulo) in 2004, having her practice based in Painting, Screen-Printing and Installation. During the same year she co-founded the arts collective Verdes Campos, which created the arts magazine Samambaia de Arte. In London she participated in many exhibitions including North & Found at the Art Licks Weekend, I’m not done II at Guest Projects, Hix Award 2015 at the Cock’n’Bull Gallery, I’m not done at Islington Arts Factory, Place of Work at East Street Arts, Inside Out at Phillips de Pury, A Homage to a Leak at UAL. and Jabberwocky at Ab/Anbar gallery in Tehran in July/2015.
She developed collaborative projects which include Feast of Flesh at the Art Car Boot Fair 2013 and co-curated the exhibition Place of Work in July 2013 at East Street Arts London. She was shortlisted for the Red Mansion Art Prize and residency in China and completed her MA Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins. Her works have recently appeared in the publications Artists at Work and Less Common magazine.