Eva Reguzzoni (b. 1965) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Borgo Ticino. Restorer and designer archaeologist by profession, she attended the school of industrial Applied Art of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. In 2020 the artist's monograph Eva Reguzzoni - a un PASSO was published with texts by Irene Biolchini and Rossella Moratto for the series PageNotFound-Editore vanillaedizioni.
Since 2009 she has developed personal artistic research investigating the instability of moods: unconscious thoughts generated by trauma create disturbances that cause fragments of memories and unconscious thoughts. Intensely intimate, Eva's works are born from suggestions taken from moments of life, moments that, lived through sensory experience, are imprinted in memory as precious memories.
Rupture, fragmentation and transformation are constant themes in her research, an obsessive but liberating mental investigation that leads to an unconscious self-analysis. Constantly influenced by her profession as a restorer and archaeological designer, the continuous contact with the past contaminated Reguzzoni's artistic process and generated valid stimuli to develop a personal language.
In her works, there is a constant presence of natural elements taken from everyday life such as leaves, stones and woods or others, which in their fragility and fragmentation suggest creative dynamics that are always revealed during the making. The installation is the art form that she prefers because it allows her to amplify the dialogue between the works, objects, and space; the titles are often indicative of her research work and voluntarily suggest reading keys, helpful to understand the creative processes that generated the artwork.
Combining forms to compensate for memories perfectly describes the creative process that turns into an objective rite of remembrance—through an ordered and classifying sequence of still lifes, the composition objects take on unexpected aspects, becoming found in the archive of the present. It is a creative process of construction on a white surface to be invaded with fragile and straightforward objects, a work that has generated a solid call to nature and, at the same time, looks like a fossil of memory that can be traced back to other recalls.
Text by Laura Pieri