Since the 1990s my work is focussing on the term INVERSION and its appearance in form an content in fine arts. Throughout the years I have been conducting research in different fields, such as technical experiments or playful testing of ideas and strategies, in order to increase my understanding of the phenomenon of INVERSION.

My first "negative drawing" was realized in 2004. It shows my face watching the spectator. This work results in a series called REAL, a kind of tribute, "Hommage", to the analogue, black and white photography. Hand-drawn negatives on canvas replace the film negatives and serve as a pattern for the developped photo-print.

The series INVISO and IMAGO 2005 mark the next logical step, the negative painting, which refers to the colour photography. Meanwhile the series IMAGO shows faces with masks on it, the series INVISO is about torsos and places. Oil-paintings on canvas are the pattern for the developped colour-photo-print.

With the series EAU (fr. "water") and VOLARE (it. "to fly") 2006 I carried out experiments on the field of abstract painting. I was fascinated by the complementary colours hidden behind and wanted to reveal them.

FARFALLE 2007 is a series which combines positive and negative and vertical mirroring. I used an aleatoric technique and mesured it afterwards by tightening a thread.

With the following series DYNAMIC STILLS 2007 I tried to combine movement and stoppage in one painting. I discovered that there are always two ways to see these pictures, because there are two layers that refer to each other.

The series INVERSIabstrakt 2007 plays with negative stripes breaking an oil painting.

With the series INVERSIreal since 2007 I returned to the photo-based works. The subject changed, I was fascinated by natural colours and their complementary reality behind the visual world. By painting these works I felt like in a surreal dream. Reality was no longer the same for me...



Painting series


Larissa Tomassetti: "ich", 2004, Negativzeichnung und Fotoprint, 50 x 50 cm


L. T.: "gestrandet", 2005, Negativzeichnung und Fotoprint, je 150 x 120 cm


L. T.: "IMAGO 2", 2005, Öl auf Leinwand und Fotoprint, je 150 x 120 cm


L. T.: "INVISO 3", 2005, Öl auf Leinwand und Fotoprint, je 150 x 120 cm


L. T.: "VOLARE 6", 2006, Öl auf Leinwand und Fotoprint, je 120 x 150 cm


L. T.: "FARFALLE 4 vermessener Zufall", 2007, Öl auf Leinwand und Fotoprint, 120 x 150 cm


L. T.: "DYNAMIC STILLS 5", 2007, Öl auf Leinwand, 120 x 80 cm


L. T.: "INVERSIabstrakt 5", 2007, Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 120 cm


L. T.: "INVERSIreal nebargsseog", 2007, Öl auf Leinwand, 150 x 100 cm