Vittoria Di Stefano’s research centres on material investigation as a method for examining notions of liminality in sculptural practice. She employs temporal, marginal and contingent processes to investigate a range of materials as a means to explore the alchemical and transformational properties of the sculptural object. As well as traditional sculptural materials she employs substances associated with the transformation of the body such as wax, soap and lipstick.
Di Stefano has taken part in solo and group exhibitions nationally and is currently undertaking a Masters by research at RMIT University.
She considers the forces of attraction and repulsion through the inclusion of magnets in her work, and investigates the possibilities of growth and decay through the use of crystals and industrial waste. This choice of materials reflects an interest in the collapsing of binary considerations and a desire to explore the relationship between form and formlessness.