It has probably happened to all of us to hide something valuable, a souvenir, a picture, a telephone number or some money between the pages of a book. Some books, as we know from the movies, are not always what they seem: by moving the right volume in a bookcase you can magically pass through a fake wall and get lost in a dark and mysterious maze of rooms and tunnels. Drawing on this idea of “book”, I turned the notebook into a small, secret hiding place, cutting a hole in the pages so as not to make it visible when the notebook is closed. Inside this niche, I hid a necklace made of small bread pearls on a cotton string, a rosary made of simple bread or a valuable jewel for someone. (L. Presicce)
(Porto Cesareo, Italy 1976) Lives and works in Porto Cesareo and Florence, Italy
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, Italy, but his research work as an independent artist has been decisive. He describes himself as a naïve person because of his spontaneous approach to a variety of media, from drawing to performance and installation, and his aptitude for constantly experiencing new forms of expression. This aptitude and his interest in evoking archetypal rituals and themes through the choice of materials result in a formal destabilization of the work of art and create a connection with the popular art that inspires it.