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'Grigio Lieve'

2020

color pigments printing on Hahnemühle paper, painted wooden artist frames

39 x 32 cm

Ed. 3

€ 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.



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.