“For this screen print-focused residency, I chose to focus my research on the notion of ghost images”.



The term refers to the images that remain weakly visible on the silkscreen after cleaning. Through them Nelio compares his painting process to public art, which is characterized by an ephemeral and ever-changing essence.

Following this research, Nelio’s process has consisted of exploring different directions at the same time, producing a series of different but consistent and progressive works.

Recycling different kinds of materials to transform them into primary compositions, accompanied by a feeling related to Arte Povera, Nelio recognizes his artistic expression through the use of humble objects. During this residency, he directs his production toward the expressive possibilities of minimalist art that combines painting and sculpture with simple almost elementary forms.