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Elisa Mearelli is an artist based in Morciano di Romagna, Italy. She earned a Bachelors degree in Multimedia Design and a Masters degree in Visual Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy.
Elisa explains the work by saying, “I was born in Fabriano, a town with a historic tradition of paper making so I have a strong bond with this material and my works are made just of paper. For me the paper is not just a support to cover with color, but rather is the true protagonist of the work of art. My studies focalize on the necessity of leaving an indelible mark on the paper by means of strong invasive action such as making holes and cuts in it. None of my works can be erased or covered over with color. The paper has been cut, there is no going back; it has its own form, it tells its own story, like the human skin.”