About the work
About the artist
For Carmelo Buffoli, Swiss-Italian conceptual artist, grasping the essence of existence is his core subject. It is a constant search, using various techniques -images, illustrations, installations, video- to express his discoveries. Meticulous diary keeping is an important part of this process. Buffoli’s acclaimed work is sold in his native Switzerland, in the USA, Canada, Italy and Germany.
About the way he works the artist explains: ‘I have always sketched and drawn wherever possible, on trains, on planes, during meetings.. Also, for thirty years I have been writing diaries: every single day, to record details on my private life but also on what I see around me. The diaries help me a lot, they are like a script, a story-board, practically my memory stick!’ The diaries consist of notes, drawings, video fragments, photography. By doing this, the artist discovers connections. The diary can trigger an idea, or something can fall into place.