color pigments printing on Hahnemühle paper, painted wooden artist frames
39 x 32 cm
€ 2.500 (plus tax, if applicable)
We examined the possibility of creating a series of sculptures starting from the shadows in the paintings of Giorgio Morandi. Reconstructing his studio by means of a virtual 3D model, we recreated the set of the painting and the respective composition of objects in order to deduce the hidden views. Through the latter, we modelled cones of shadow in the absence of the objects. A series of photographs were then taken of the plasticine sculptures. Grigio Lieve reflects on the role of photography in the two-dimensional translation of sculpture. Photography of sculpture renders palpable the relativity of time and of point of view, and the tendency to fragment global vision. Sculpture is by its very nature ambiguous and elusive, because it can be viewed from various perspectives, eluding all the artist’s efforts to define the “single” point of view from which to observe the composition. The volumes of the object become perceptible only as the relationship between the falling of light and the ensuing shadow. Grigio Lieve is an investigation of the possibilities of light and of the stratifications of the passage of time; of sculpture understood more as a mechanism and an attitude; of light that gives a certain rhythm to surfaces, drawing volumes and shadows in the immateriality of the image.