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Letizia Werth
updated: 06/03/2014
website: www.letiziawerth.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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wrinkled pictures
wrinkled pictures
wrinkled pictures
wrinkled pictures
wrinkled pictures
lunatic pictures
lunatic pictures
lunatic pictures
broken pictures
broken pictures
wrinkled pictures
lunatic pictures
broken pictures
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  portraiture, documentary, figurative, gender/sexuality, identity, narrative, still life
 
 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28" x  20" 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28 " x  20 " 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28 " x  20 " 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28" x  20" 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28" x  20" 
lunatic pictures by Letizia Werth
lunatic pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
47" x  39" 
lunatic pictures by Letizia Werth
lunatic pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
47" x  39" 
lunatic pictures by Letizia Werth
lunatic pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
47" x  39" 
broken pictures by Letizia Werth
broken pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
47" x  39" 
broken pictures by Letizia Werth
broken pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28" x  20" 
wrinkled pictures by Letizia Werth
wrinkled pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2013
28" x  20" 
lunatic pictures by Letizia Werth
lunatic pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2012
Dimensions variable
broken pictures by Letizia Werth
broken pictures
graphite pencil on cotton
2011
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

 

Letizia Werth

I studied painting and after graduation I started to work with graphite pencil on canvas. Pencil is normally used for sketches and unfinished work, but I use pencil like color and therefore I call my work drawn pictures. The process of drawing is the same as looking and thinking, it is a slow approach to the final image. I love the texture of the untreated canvas and the raw, gray, dark pencil drawing.

For the series wrinkled pictures I used distorted photographic portraits of starlets from the 1940–60s. By alienating the original images and balancing at the border of recognizability, these works demonstrate that both the precision of the originally used visual language and the personae of the subjects remain effective.

Lunatic pictures is a continuing series, begun 2012. The large-format series of drawn pictures is based on historical photo material from the psychiatric clinic Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris. It documents the projection of a medical-scientific idea onto the female body.

Broken pictures, is an ongoing series from 2006 and shows damaged photo images. I work with anonymous photographs from flea markets or second-hand dealers. I'm interested in these found objects because the relationships and stories are lost and only the pictures remain.

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Artist Bio / CV

Letizia Werth

lives and works in Vienna-Austria, Europe.
1999 master at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna-Austria.

Awards & grants:
2011 one month residency in New York City
2010 two month residency in Kunming, China
2005 two month residency in New York
2004 Austrian State Grant for Fine Art
2003 Austrian Graphic Award

Several group and solo exhibitions in Austria, Italy, Germany, New York City, China.


www.letiziawerth.com