The use of recycled materials, such as printed-paper, cardboard, wood and plastic bottle tops, characterizes much of Paola Bazz’s artistic production and is the central theme of her works. Bazz focuses heavily on integrating printed paper in her portraits, selecting magazine pages according to thickness, color, text, images, letters and the typographic effect. She cuts the paper into strips and folds into small or large “concertinas” with a square base. Using them essentially as 3D pixels, they are all assembled within a rigid grid and glued into a cardboard base. The image obtained is readable or highly distorted, depending on where it is viewed.

+ Paola Bazz

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