“A Pillow” is a work on paper that belongs to a series Scaccia developed in 2016. The key character appears over and over again, immersed in an opaque existence, interrupted by banal movement. It could be read as an alter ego of the artist, translated into an imaginary, fairytale world but essentially as the symbolic representation of our paradoxical condition.

Beatrice Scaccia’s work conveys an epistemological discourse about the paradox of existence, and its potential as a temporal form. From the start, her treatment of existence is addressed as an event, an action captured regardless of the underlying facts, and represented in its aspects of undetermined, impersonal fullness. A neutral, anonymous, general existence that moves in a background flux full of hardly-decipherable sounds, becoming embodied, at every stage, as a faceless figure devoid of any precise identity.


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RU Alum Beatrice Scaccia (b. 1978, Italy) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York. She creates painting, drawing, animation and installation. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums around the world and is present in public and private collections including the Louis- Dreyfus collection, The National Cultural Institute of Oslo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome and Museum of Contemporary Art of Viareggio (Italy). In 2016 she had a major solo show "Call the Bluff" at the Cara Gallery in New York. Other solo shows include Effearte Gallery, Milan; Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome; Bosi Contemporary in New York, and Cuchifritos Gallery and Projects, New York. Residencies include Artists Alliance (LES), and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Residency. Beatrice has taught in Rome at the Art Academy and was part of the Jeff Koons's studio team.

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A Pillow, 2016
Pencil, oil, gesso, and wax on paper
40 x 40 x 0.5 in (101.6 x 101.6 x 1.27 cm)
Courtesy of artist
Signed on bottom right recto

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A Pillow
  • Dimensions
    40 x 40 x 0.5 in (101.6 x 101.6 x 1.27 cm)