Paola Bazz

Our society is characterized by a kaleidoscope of constant and rapid changes in which nothing keeps its shape and where both humans and things are disposable. Our identity is in a permanent state of flux. My work explores the constant change of our identity, its destruction and re-construction, through portraiture, using, as a medium, discarded materials such as printed-paper, recycled from magazines, newspapers, leaflets and catalogues. Printed-paper, bursting with information, is witness of the time passing by, offering fragmented insights of society. With printed-paper I create complex 3D collages-mosaics. Portraits of people created by putting all together an aggregate of fragments, half-finished sentences and images, in a sort of jigsaw puzzle. In a world where everything is in a permanent state of flux, the images that are generated in my fragmented 3d portraits are readable or very distorted, depending on your point of view.

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