Italo-Argentine contemporary visual artist and poet
Gladys Sica
the material painting in modern figurative or neo-figurative art- poetry vanguard - surrealism





About poetry education
You go into very strong images when you examine Dino Campana poetry, his circular obsession that untidily repeats itself and always changing comes back and comes back again fascinated me, like a picture that you replace and turn upside down, to understand it from all possible and also from impossible angles.
I think that in Italy, it was the most important encounter, for me, in poetry, even if a short time ago I bought “Canti Orfici” and I didn’t almost read it.
The same happened with the encounter with Rimbaud, at the age of 15, a book given as a present by a next-door friend at the date of my birthday, I opened it in the bathroom and it was an intense emotion, but then I had a kind of absurd discretion in reading it entirely, I read it drop by drop, enjoying it slowly, during the following years.
It can be said that I formed myself with Rimbaud, in the Argentine literature the French influence is fundamental together to the Spanish, naturally.
Italian and English literature comes after, but I hadn’t any link at all with them at the beginning.
In the seventies I was in a group of “surrealist poets”, none was more than eighteen years old, I was fifteen, we met through an advertisement on an underground magazine, surrealism in that time had an expected revival. We read the surrealist manifesto of André Breton and Paul Eluard, Antonin Artaud etc, all of us wrote the famous “Exquisite cadavers”.
The poet that was very close to me in the years of my solitary education –in the reality I never met him- was the most representative of surrealism in Argentina, the poet Enrique Molina, died in ’97.
I discovered Alejandra Pizarnik through a classmate at the Academy of Fine Arts, roughly the mid or the end of eighties, something special, she submits her words to an impossible tension, she is a mystic without faith, great in her attempt to make the silence speaks.

" Gladys Sica poetic world" Presentation by Marco Saya
on Fabrizio Centofanti web site "Poetry and spirit"



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