Pescador - Inventario di fine secolo con la mano sinistra
This book contains some examples of Lucia Pescador's most recent artwork Lucia Pescador works principally on paper mountings, preferring drawing and pastels. In 1992 she began a series entitled "Inventory at the End of the Century with the Left Hand", with images on used paper of the culture of our century. The series so far includes: Art, Nature, Artificer, Hotel du Nord.... Employing old, used paper (account sheets, hotel registers, tax forms, musical scores etc.) Lucia Pescador, by sheer instinct, retreads the paths of anthropology: primitive art, the sacred texts of antiquity, the quintessential symbols of every epoch. Ancestral religious emblems reduced to geometrical motifs, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the cross...but also more mysterious, personal choices: a steamship, a mountain lake, claustrophobic interiors, pieces of furniture. There is no lack of modern references, however, (the Malevic cross, the bedroom at the Hotel du Nord - stock theme of French poetic realism - the postcard that renders emblematic even the most banal of landscapes), but the poetic charge which infuses these transforms them into universal archetypes - and all this by means of a subtle, intellectual, pictorial language, sometimes disquieting and deceptive, but in a playful vein, with frequent references to the apparently inconsequent world of fairy-tales-fairy-tales intended as an account of improbable realities which run parallel to our everyday world, referring to it, but continually denying its rational, logical laws.