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Double nation by Federico Cortese

Painting, Oil on Paper
17.7 inch (45.0 cm) x 13.8 inch (35.0 cm)

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From the series “Nations”, oil and pencil on paper, 35 x 45 cm. In these drawings I create a map of an imaginary nation. The invention starts with the tracking on a perimeter that is the boundary. Within this boundary, with colored backgrounds, dashes and symbols, I can create new meanings and hierarchies between the various areas. But of course, everything is invented, and the more I can get away from real cartographic representations, the more the original significance weakens and gives way to new, unexpected interpretations. The point that originally represented the position of a city on the map can grow up to become a big bubble colored and decorated with new symbols, the tracks indicating roads and paths can be deformed and can be enriched with textures and hatches that change the meaning, the same boundary may vary in different parts of the map, becoming thick or thin, light or dark, hard and defined or changeable and permeable. The final result is no longer about the geography of a place, but rather the representation of something abstract, like a memory, a mood or an emotion. I usually paint on stretched canvas, or fine art paper prepared for oil painting. Once ended, the painting is finished with a coat of varnish to protect against UV sunlight and dust. Also the sides of the canvases are painted, so they are ready to hang. My works are never sold rolled, but always packed flat. I put them between two sheets of acid-free paper with paper or cardboard protection for the corners, than closed in a plastic envelope and bubble packaging. The package is completed with stiffeners of polystyrene on both sides, and external layers of cardboard. All my artworks are unique original paintings, signed and provided of Certificate of Authenticity.

FEDERICO CORTESE

torino, torino Italy

I was born in 1971 in Turin, Italy, where I live and work as an independent artist and as an architect. My main artistic technique is the use of classic oil colours, associated with other media and materials, such as graphite, coloured pencils, charc... More

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Artwork Details

Type: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support Type: Paper
Artwork Height: 17.7 inch (45.0 cm)
Artwork Width: 13.8 inch (35.0 cm)
Depth: 0.0 inch (0.1 cm)
Weight: 0.1 kg (0.2 lbs)

Ready to Hang: No
Framed: No
Year Created: 2015
Signed: Yes
Signature Location: on the front

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