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Elena Marini

SPOT #158, 2016.
Collage on paper.
Dimensions: 40x430cm.

Ph credit & courtesy of the artist.


“In un mondo di uguali, manichini di carne senza identità, senza storia e senza carattere, l’unica vera trasgressione è l’autenticità”. 

Elena Marini

La sua ricerca da sempre si contraddistingue per l’indagine autentica e l’analisi senza censure della società. Il suo campo di indagine è quindi la scomposizione delle dinamiche sociali e dei suoi costrutti, e la denuncia di ogni suo aspetto mettendone in luce tutte le ipocrisie sociali. 

Il suo lavoro notturno porta con sé i segni di un isolamento e di una ricerca di una realtà altra affermata con ironia e irriverenza. 

Il leitmotiv di tutta la sua pratica artistica sia performativa sia come poeta visivo è lo svelamento, senza edulcorazioni, della violenza sociale e delle sue dinamiche. Spesso i suoi protagonisti sono l’immagine della donna, la famiglia e i bambini con la loro innocente fragilità.

Il suo lavoro è da sempre animato dal desiderio di tagliare via il rumore confuso di fondo per arrivare all’essenza dell’essere umano e alla sua natura violenta. [V.C.]


“In a uniform world, flesh dummies without any identity, without history and personality, the only one transgression is the authenticity.”

Elena Marini

Her research always stands up for authentic research and analysis with no censorships of this society. Therefore, her investigation field is the breakdown of each social dynamics and of their meanings. She denounces every social aspect to highlight its hypocrisies.

Her work at night brings with itself the marks of her isolation. Her research of another reality is always declared with irony and irreverence.

Her art practice leitmotif, both as a performer and a visual poet, is based on revealing without sweetness this social violence. The latest activates dynamics that often involve as protagonists the clash between woman and man, and children with their innocent fragility. 

Her work is aimed to cut the noise out to arrive at the essence of the human being and its violent nature. [V.C.]

Elena Marini was born in Pistoia where she lives and works.

From 2015 to 2018, she actively collaborated as a visual poet with Eugenio Miccini and Sarenco.
In these years, she investigated and deeply researched the ambiguous connection between words and images caught from everyday mass communication.
She always plays with irony with words and images to realise visual poetries provocative and politically incorrect.

Also, during her career like model she collaborated with international artists, such as Vanessa Beecroft, Tom Sachs, Daniel Druet, Uwe Ommer, Jean-François Bauret, Daniel Nguyen and Peter Suschitzky.

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