THE SHAPE OF MEMORIES
An incessant dance liven up the objects painted and modeled by Sara Lovari: elements from a lost time, which feed on an inner charge, characterized by the emotion of the sign and the overcoming of the two-dimensionality of the canvas.
The artist infuses life in simple, everyday objects, which are invested by a process of ‘anthropomorphism’, only to take the value of human feeling. So the brush strokes imbued with energy give lifeblood to her subjects, while the techniques of collage and assemblage return their form, texture and volume.
The combination of tradition and modernity is a distinctive aspect of lovarian artistic expression, like the vitality of the objects, which denies the definition of ‘still life’: umbrellas, lamps and all the things that belong to ‘her world’ come alive and, like cartoons, emerge from the canvas to invade the living space of the observer.
The most recent works of the artist give proof of evolution in action, towards a polymaterialism increasingly accentuated and a constant breaking of compositional balance. The folds of the paper and the drippings of color communicate the continuous and relentless search for new compositional structures and its own formal balance.
The reference to Proust’s Recherche is inherent in the recovery of memories and emotions overwhelmed by time, which is not feasible through a mental or rational process, but only by “the intermittence of the heart.”
The artist with his work, wholly directed to a personal and emotional feeling, coming to redeem the matter and to breathe life into ‘things’ only apparently marginal and obvious, as, indeed, full of potential memory and feelings able to mark the passing of the subjective dimension
It gives a new dignity to everything which shapes: she paints in a horizontal table to place it, as a mirror, in front of the observer, raising it off the ground and moving it further up the line of sight – implicitly inviting to look it and you, at the same time.
If in the life the will of closing in an ordered geometry and pre-events and the world is an utopia because of the action of the variables etched by the chaos, in the art of Lovari, every overlaps, bleed, stain and casting determines, formally and metaphorically, the living space to re-creations – nature never died, composed of humble objects, translated into subjects, in which the humanity is not physically visible, but always present, with its history and its experience.