wood, plaster, pigments OP540C, armenian bole, silver leaf and holes made with a star-like screwdriver tip
50 x 50 cm
€ 4.500 (plus tax, if applicable)
The work is a wooden panel, made by covering the surface with silver leaf and then cutting into it with a Phillips-head screwdriver. The first phase of the procedure involved the creation of a surface using the ancient technique of water gilding described by Cennino Cennini. The work is the product of meditation, superimposition, taking care. The choice of the Pozidriv-head screwdriver stemmed from the desire to establish a tie with a tool associated with building.
ORNAGHI & PRESTINARI
Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari were born in 1986 and in 1984, respectively, in Milan, where they live and work.
Valentina Ornaghi has a degree in Industrial Design, Claudio Prestinari a degree in Architecture, both from Milan Polytechnic. They continued their studies at the Università IUAV in Venice.
In 2016 they had a first solo show in New York, curated by Vittorio Calabrese, at New York University - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
Their solo shows include: Galleria Continua, San Gimignano 2014 and 2018, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins 2018 and MAMbo - Casa Morandi, Bologna 2017.
In 2012 they were awarded the Premio Regione Veneto by the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation (Venice), and in 2018 the Club GAMeC Prize.
In 2017 they presented the public sculpture Filemone e Bauci (Philemon and Baucis) for the new ArtLine park in CityLife in Milan.
They have participated in workshops and residences, including ones at the Spinola Banna per l’Arte Foundation, Turin 2011; VIR-Viafarini in residence, Milan 2013; Artista x Artista, the first international residence in Havana 2016.
In 2017 they were the winners of a residency at Museo Carlo Zauli in Faenza, with a final show at MIC Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche.
They have had many group shows that include Fondation d'Entreprise Martell, Cognac 2020; Rocca di Angera, Angera 2020; Gaasbeek Castle, Bruxelles 2019; MAAT, Lisbon 2018; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar 2016; Arte Continua, Havana 2016; Le Centquatre, Paris 2015; Palazzo Reale, Milan 2015.