Irma Irsara's work relates to the study of colour, looking at rhythm, balance, depth, transparency, weight, space, and the perception of and reaction to it. To view her work is to experience colour.
One of her main methods of expression is what she calls 'arte polpa' (pulp art). The work is constructed using mashed, dyed fibres in a process that offers the possibility to take away and add, layer down, scrape and sculpt, step on, reveal and rip. The essence of the work is in the paper itself - it is the paper that is the art rather than an underlying layer or substratum.
She is attracted to the primitive feel of pulp and the 'alchemy' of the transformation from one material to another - like sand to glass. Through her work she connects with her roots - her way of looking is greatly influenced by the topography of her native Dolomites in northern Italy.
- Name: Irma Irsara
- Country: IT
- Website: www.irmairsara.com
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST