“In Sara Bartolini’s work, the flow of emotions and the importance of human relationships are the starting point of her artistic poetics.
Bartó translates her experience into Matter: after several artistic experiments, many of them self-taught, she comes to create her works with an energetic and vital charge that translates into oil, acrylic and wax compounds.
Her chromatic explosions and swirls of light refer not only to experiences from her own life, but also to a more global reflection on the need for interpersonal connections and, therefore, also on the continuous change of human existence and social relations.
The materiality of her more abstract works makes it possible to place the artist within a more contemporary line of the artistic and pictorial current of Informal Art. In her abstract paintings, form gives way to the flow of oils and acrylics on her canvases and, as in an ecstatic dance, the wax casts become part of the work, which on many occasions also becomes an expression of her body with the tangible presence of hand and footprints, as in a work of body art.
The works of Sara Bartolini, who is Tuscan by origin, are not only influenced by more contemporary artistic currents: the use of wax in painting is an ancient technique that has its roots in Greek and Roman antiquity and in Tuscan Da Vinci painting, but which she reworks in an entirely personal and contemporary key, always as a reflection of her own inner feelings.
The titles of her works allude to the emotional charges that the artist tries to make tangible with her paintings: at a time when the human being is alone in front of his troubles, Sara Bartolini communicates that the sense of ancestral bewilderment before the experiences and trials of life is something universal.
A message that she entrusts to her painting, to the wax of the candles, thus putting together a completely unique artistic grammar that gives the observer the opportunity to reflect on the world around him, the events that involve him, and above all on his deepest self.”
Francesca Della Ventura,
journalist, curator and art critic (Düsseldorf, Germany).