The work of Lorenzo Davitti explores the subtle balance between control and chance through an expressive and flowing process that is deeply rooted in printmaking. Informed by an admixture of concepts drawn from human and natural sciences, Lorenzo’s printing process is one where accidental gestures are counterbalanced by controlled application of the technique.
The resulting imagery is abstract, colourful and organic, constructed by using traditional drypoint plates, as well as found material, fabric, ribbons and paper offcuts. The prints feature ambiguous objects; shapes that are more suggestive of movement and temporality rather than mass, space or volume.
Decisions regarding marks, lines and colours are taken intuitively and, rapidly; sometimes driven by chance, some other times by careful planning. This dichotomy is itself parallel to the process of knowledge building and is reflected through a series of trials and errors, provisional states and in-between states.
In this respect, the process is seen as experimental; It is not meant to provide answers or conclusions; it is more of an iterative process, in which every piece is in itself a success and a starting point for further exploration.