Microbo, born in Sicily, is a self described tiny woman; a citizen of earth who may be small in size, but not in stature. Asked about herself, she tends to remind the listener that she is just like every one else, another citizen of our shared planet.
This eccentric underground artist could not find a better tag. In fact, like the myriad of existing microbes, she manages to spread her art almost ubiquitously. You may not see her, but the traces are there and the virus is never stagnant.
After a life changing experience in London where she focused on graphics and what can be called multimedia, she moved to Milan and soon after created a unique, but accessible style, evolved through experimental techniques and a collage of applications and emotion, the organism that is her work began to speak all for itself.
Her paintings and drawings, inspired and ignited on the streets, are now also on view at a constant string of international events. They represent a smooth, twisted and organic evolution, made of strings, streams and living shapeless creatures, which recall lifeâ€™s complexity. Like any music form rises from a suggestive merging of only seven
notes, so Microboâ€™s art develops through the combination of basic elements she likes to play with.
Doodles, strings, and tangles impossible to untie; a symbol of an existential complexity which often tightens up to stifle, and microbes of different shapes which seem to float within a kind of amniotic liquid where everything has to take a form. A liquid feeding its inhabitants in absolute gravity absence prompting the image of lightness which represents the best part of existence.
More Info: http://www.microbo.com
Written and edited for Format by Ornella Sgroi