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Vito Drago

Vito Drago is an Italian-born artist who studied firstly in Milan and then at Central St Martin's School of Art, London. He has exhibited regularly with England & Co, and his solo exhibition Quesito indagine espediente was held in the Castello Beccadelli di Marineo in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily in late 2009.

Drago has worked in a variety of media and many of the works illustrated here reflect his interest in the materiality of books and documents. Recent works have included a series of light-boxes - his Vanitas series, which allude to 'the ultimate futility of attempts to control appearance' by imposing pierced outlines of schematic 'fashion' designs on to medical x-ray film sheets. In 2010, his recent x-ray lightbox works were on view in the project space at England & Co.

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Constructions & mixed media



Tabula Rasa - Details


Tabula Rasa (detail) 2006

Boxed construction
14.75 x 17.5 x 2.75 inches

  Exhibited in Contained Thoughts, Courtauld Institute Library Exhibition Space 2009.

Ref: DRA25
According to Who - Details


According to Who (detail) 2006

Mixed media on page from a book
Page size 14.75 x 11 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited in Contained Thoughts, Courtauld Institute Library Exhibition Space 2009.

Ref: DRA31
General Guide of Potential Thought and Wisdom - Details


General Guide of Potential Thought and Wisdom 2006

Mixed media construction with books
17.5 x 9.5 x 7 inches

  Exhibited in Contained Thoughts, Courtauld Institute Library Exhibition Space 2009.

Ref: DRA26
Which Direction ii (24/7) - Details


Which Direction ii (24/7) 2005

Book work
Uncased size 9 x 12.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: DRA42
The Big Fiction - Details


The Big Fiction 2005

Mixed media construction with book
Cased size 17 x 17 x 2.25 inches
SOLD

Ref: DRA18
What I Wanted to Tell You - Details


What I Wanted to Tell You 2003

Mixed media construction with book
Cased size 17 x 17 x 2.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: DRA7
Lost Book - Details


Lost Book 2005

Mixed media boxed construction with book
13.5 x 16.5 x 2.75 inches
SOLD

Ref: DRA24
SW4 OHY - Details


SW4 OHY 2002

Book work
Uncased size 7.5 x 10.5 inches

  Private collection

Faster faster faster - Details


Faster faster faster 2010

Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
10.5. x 17 x 2 inches

  Edition of 5

Right shoe (template a) Vrs 2 - Details


Right shoe (template a) Vrs 2 2010

Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
12 x 8.25 x 2 inches

  Edition of 3

Right shoe (template c) Vrs 2 - Details


Right shoe (template c) Vrs 2 2010

Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
12 x 8.25 x 2 inches

  Edition of 3

Right shoe (template b) Vrs 2 - Details


Right shoe (template b) Vrs 2 2010

Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
12 x 8.25 x 2 inches

  Edition of 3

A matter of identity and role - Details


A matter of identity and role 2010

Photograph print on duratrans in lightbox
21.5 x 15 x 2 inches

  Edition of 3

Index - Details


Index 2005

Mixed media construction with book
Cased size 17 x 17 x 2.25 inches
SOLD

Ref: DRA20
Which Direction i (You Are Here) - Details


Which Direction i (You Are Here) 2005

Book work
Uncased size 4.75 x 7 inches

Ref: DRA43