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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. Exhibitions with England & Co include the group exhibition Literary Constructs (2006) and The Map Is not the Territory Revisited (2009). His book-works were included in Contained Thoughts at the Courtauld Institute Library Exhibition Space (2009), the same year that he had a solo exhibition, Quesito indagine espediente, in the Castello Beccadelli di Marineo in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily.

Drago has worked in a variety of media and his works reflect his interest in the materiality of books and documents. A series of photographic light-box works – his Vanitas series – allude to what he describes as "the ultimate futility of attempts to control appearance", by imposing pierced outlines of schematic clothing designs on to medical x-ray film sheets.



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Constructions & mixed media



Tabula Rasa - Details


Tabula Rasa (detail) 2006
14.75 x 17.5 x 2.75 inches
Boxed construction

Private collection



According to Who - Details


According to Who (detail) 2006
Page size 14.75 x 11 inches
Mixed media on page from a book

Private collection



General Guide of Potential Thought and Wisdom - Details


General Guide of Potential Thought and Wisdom 2006
17.5 x 9.5 x 7 inches
Mixed media construction with books

Which Direction ii (24/7) - Details


Which Direction ii (24/7) 2005
Uncased size 9 x 12.5 inches
Book work

Private collection



The Big Fiction - Details


The Big Fiction 2005
Cased size 17 x 17 x 2.25 inches
Mixed media construction with book

Private collection



Lost Book - Details


Lost Book 2005
13.5 x 16.5 x 2.75 inches
Mixed media boxed construction with book

Private collection



Faster faster faster - Details


Faster faster faster 2010
10.5. x 17 x 2 inches
Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
Edition of 5

Right shoe (template c) Vrs 2 - Details


Right shoe (template c) Vrs 2 2010
12 x 8.25 x 2 inches
Photographic print on duratrans in lightbox
Edition of 3

A matter of identity and role - Details


A matter of identity and role 2010
21.5 x 15 x 2 inches
Photograph print on duratrans in lightbox
Edition of 3