Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & co - arte contemporanea - via pontaccio 19 20121 milano - tel +39.02.86998170

Marcella S. Nelson



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Marcella S. Nelson / Photobooth

19 November – 21 December 2002
Tues - Sat 11 – 19
Closed Sundays and holidays

Opening Tuesday 19 November, 18.00, at Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co the first exhibition in a private gallery by Marcella S. Nelson.

Marcella S. Nelson was born in 1955 in New York, where she lived until 1996, when she moved to Brussels.
Inspired by the exhibition “Autissier et le portrait miniature romantique en Belgique”, she decided to work on the smallest possible scale.
The format of her work is that of a standard ID photo (appx. 5 x 4.5 cm).
Marcella starts with ID format photos to create her miniature portraits, reproducing the subjects in oil on canvas. An obsession that leads her to spend hours and hours painting with the thinnest brushes, achieving a total resemblance between the painting and the photograph.

Visitors to the gallery can have their portrait painted…

An automatic ID-photo machine will be placed in the gallery for those who wish to have their portraits painted in miniature, with the skill and ability of a “Flemish master”.
In one year of patient, painstaking work Marcella completes about 35-40 portraits.

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