A WALK IN VILLA DORIA PAMPHILI
Rome, 1991-1993. Thirty-seven paintings of 75 x 49 cm. Oil on canvas.
“Meanwhile at the courtyard of Donna Olimpia (Nine Months in Donna Olimpia) I stood upon the same point, and from there I contemplated how the world moved around me, with this new work in the park Doria Pamphili it is me who changes position. After completing a first painting (of 29 ½ x 19 inches), I move forward ten steps and paint a new painting from there, which perspective differs subtly from the previous one. Once the new is done I repeat the operation. All together, therefore, they develop a transformation within almost a repetition. This transformation occurs both in the subject and in its representation. And just as a theater actor will always interpret the same play in different ways, I will paint a theme with inevitable variations. And with this discipline, intensity is achieved. Through discipline, intensity is accomplished. Discipline develops certain sensitivity.
Marcel Duchamp said that any object seen repeatedly becomes beautiful… “
Excerpt from the catalog DESPLIEGUES (DEPLOYMENTS). Zamora, 1994.