Elisa Artesero creates light and text artworks within different spatial environments and at a range of scales. She has exhibited in prominent locations in the UK, Iceland, France, Montenegro, and the Faroe Islands, and creates commissions for public realm sculpture, festivals of light, and exhibitions.
Using light as a primary medium, Artesero’s artworks create a transient and changing experience that is further enhanced by weather, time of day, and season. Her short-form poetry expresses much within the minimal, and adds narrative context to its location, enhancing viewers’ experience of a place. This is particularly evident in an on-going series of temporary projection-based poetry ranging in scale from domestic settings and objects, to landscapes, and even the side of a mountain.
Many of Artesero’s permanent artworks are in the public realm, so the way people encounter, understand, and interact with them is of paramount importance. For these, she uses industrial materials to embody our more earthly presence in the world, with light and shadow representing the more ephemeral part of our nature.
The main aim for her artwork is to slow people down from their distracted daily life and be more present in the moment, leaving space for the unexpected, or even, a little bit of magic.