IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC GAMES COLORS..! BUT THEY’RE PHOTOS OF A RIPPED AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection – almost 100.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here…

There’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing… Yes, it’s raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up… A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?

These abstract photos were part of one of the most capturing torn posters I ever seen so far during my long research about ripped ads and urban signs. It was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of colors and shapes. I really had the luck to be in the right time in the right place… (in the following days the billboard was covered with new publicity posters).

The huge and whole torn paper advertising showed me pre-existing images that were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particles which presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a completely white background.

“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers (from billboards and advertisings diplays), natural cracks and scratches, decompositions on urban and industrial matters.

I have so far collected almost 100.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs, aluminum or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings and in the matters decompositions is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.

R.A.

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http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

 

6 responses to “IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC GAMES COLORS..! BUT THEY’RE PHOTOS OF A RIPPED AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER

  1. I walk under an underpass each day to the train which is always festooned with advertising posters. One day I walked by and they had been scrapped and washed clean – it was unusual and surprising. I love the ideas of the raining colours.

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