Nanni Menetti

Artist, poet, philosopher and professor of aesthetics at the University of Bologna, Italy, Nanni Menetti combines handwriting with drawing, found objects, collage and assemblage. He works in two series: “Microviolence” and “Cryographics.” Microviolence refers to the way people unintentionally violate one another through speech. Cryographics are works involving Menetti’s unusual process which he calls “ice-writing” — freezing his paintings and letting the frost patterns emerge as the paint thaws.