“While not being indicative of an exact place, the images offer a visual exploration of the here and now. The white of the paper — a clear and central element in each of the illustrations — is a window between the real and the unreal, between the true nature of things and a suspended, dreamlike state. The conscious decision not to include human figures gives control to whoever browses the pages. The spectator becomes the subject, interpreting the images with their eyes and deciding where the story will lead, crossing the imaginary bridge of the white and the paper”.
Marina Marcolin was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1975.
A professional painter and illustrator, she works with national and international publishers and galleries. Her work has been published in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Taiwan, Korea, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and has been exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York, the International Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Itabashi Art Museum, the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo, the Athens Concert Hall, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, the Fabriano Paper Museum and the Palladian Basilica in Vicenza.
She lives and works in Arcugnano, Italy, between a lake and a forest.
The Burgo Group 2022 calendar is a project curated by Burgo Group Marketing Department in collaboration with the Associazione Illustri and under the artistic direction of Francesco Poroli.
For over 20 years Burgo Group has been collaborating with Italian and international artists through its historic illustrated calendar, sealing the bond between paper, art, words, culture and beauty.