Virginia Russolo: Sets the Cool Head Aflame
2023.10.28 - 2023.12.10
Artist: Virginia Russolo

Virginia Russolo's practice exists in the tension between modernity and mystical experience. Aware of the lens of modernity she attempts to reconcile knowledge from artefacts and rituals from a pre-modern time such as prehistoric cave paintings, burial rituals, divination through animal organs, animal instincts and eroticism. These investigations all derive from the same curiosity - how humans relate to the sacred dimension through the material world. 

In her paintings and sculptures Russolo makes use of natural materials such as beeswax, woolwax, propolis, natural resins, amber, sheep and goat horns and second-hand animal skins; materials which all have properties of protection.