“LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE”: AN “HEALING CLIP” WITH DR.SRINI PILLAY ‘S WORDS

The evocative and deep thoughts expressed by Dr.Srini Pillay about my art in his article at “The Huffington Post”, suggested me to create a videoclip-fragment. So, here it is: thirty seconds of words, music and one of my “lacer/actions” psycho-artworks; I selected “In amniotic fluid” (canvas, 57×87, 2010). The soundtrack is the beautiful Chopin’s “Nocturne n.2” .

It’s a sort of flash of some good thoughts about art and healing from Dr. Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, “Huffpo” columnist and author (“The Life Unlocked”, “The Brain and Business”, “Tle Science behind The Law of Attraction”).

These are the phrases from which I chose the videoclip words”Art is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. When it is as beautiful as Alborghetti’s, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of loss, and the beauty of our own resilience as we make our way through this mysterious life.”

 YOUTUBE LINK

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

BLIPTV LINK

http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/lacer-actions-and-life-srini-pillay-s-words-5546158

ANIMOTO LINK

http://animoto.com/play/tuhJDFO8jtDmYFPK8d6E9g

FACEBOOK LINK

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=209922685736923&saved

LINK TO “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ARTICLE BY SRINI PILLAY

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/911-art_b_953397.html

 

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“AS RUNNING FAST WATER…”: ON SHOW AT “PARALLAX AF” IN LONDON

 

 “As running fast water…” is the title of this “Lacer/actions” artwork (cm.62×42, canvas, unique original copy). The image’s details are referred to a torn poster sticked up on billboard.

The rain and the humidity gave to paper interesting shapes that really are recalling drops or a wet surface.

The image may rise some questions. What does “As running fast water” expression evokes? Life? Years? Success? Economy? Pain? Joy? Maybe everything? Maybe everyone?

This canvas will be on show at “Parallax AF” in London, at “La Galleria”, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, October 14-15-16, 2011. An opportunity that lasts 3 days. “As running fast water…” Exactly…

 

“WHAT COLOR THE AIR IS…”

 

 “Tell me what color the air is…” (F. Dostoevskj)

LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORK by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Lithograph, image size: 35×25; paper size: 70×50

“AND THE CONTAMINATION BECOMES ART”

Mina Cappussi – journalist, writer, editor in chief of the international daily magazine “A World of Italians” and professor at “La Sapienza” Roma 3 University – wrote this article about Roberto Alborghetti’s “Lacer/Actions” artworks:

Roberto Alborghetti choose to silence words and to let the images tell. LaceR/Actions are really unusual images, so far away from common visions. They are not manipulated images, they are natural images.

Alborghetti “spies” advertisings, and all what is ripped, sticked and lacerated paper, mixin’up styles, colors, explicit or subliminal messages. Alborghetti proceeds his research in an ingenious way, re-reading images and messages in the light of superimposition, like a photoshot with a long time exposure, lettin’ flow emotions, sensations, events that contaminate the original scene. And so, the contamination becomes art, and we have the way to discover new points of view and observation, settin’ free one mind of prejudices and conventional thoughts.

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s laceR/Actions are movement and action that born from breaking rules and plans, they are pure art enclosed inside paper fragments, layed down as a fecund seed on the world walls.

By Mina Cappussi

JUMP IN MY BLUE “LACER/ACTIONS” ARTWORKS

Have 30 seconds of relax with my videoclip in which I show some of my blue coloured “lacer/actions” artworks.

I collected the pics around the world, as the other 30.000 I own.

Some of them are now canvases and lithographies.

Enjoy the clip that  I made with the beautiful soundtrack “After Afterall” by William Fitzsimmons. 

LINK TO THE CLIP:

laceR/Azioni – tracce blu/blue tracks.

ART AND DESIGN FOR DAILY LIFE

Visit to the beautiful Showrooms of SRS and Bulwark Design (in Fiorano Modenese, Modena, Italy) founded by Corrado Fontanini. Marble, ceramic and wood under the sign of creativity.

 

 Ceramics drawings. Marbles with an incredible range of designs. Resins that seem to come alive. Artistic wood planks. Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the world in which daily materials and objects become art. At Fiorano Modenese (Modena), in the heart of the worldwide recognized Ceramics District, we have the way to visit SRS factory, nearly 35 years of activity in the field of screen printing, founded by Corrado Fontanini. In a series of three beautiful showrooms, the visitors – and of course the buyers – are able to make a journey in creativity, approaching that hard work that has made Italy great in the world.

It’ s a real feast for eyes and mind to see, in these showrooms, the most recent productions of SRS, global provider of silicon etched designs and rollers. The same halls – so stylish and well set up – are true art exhibitions, where you can see the latest SRS production. Slabs of marble, wooden planks and ceramic tiles and panels – designed and manufactured for each type of environment, for domestic dwellings, offices, studios and halls – are offered in the beauty of shapes and materials, becoming objects and art expression. Here you have the perception how everyday objects and materials may make more beautiful and comfortable our life.

 

The SRS Showrooms are truly the charming and engaging emblem of what the company set up by Corrado Fontanini is expressing in the research and production. Based also in Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Iran and Egypt, SRS works with a team of designers, using the latest technology (I saw a giant scanner to work large format materials) producing true artworks. And no wonder if people from all over the world, visiting showrooms in Fiorano Modenese, open their eyes and feel amazed.

The surprise continues visiting Bulwark Design, the SRS brand specialized in resin manufacture. Bulward projects and carries out a line of products that really change the look to floors, rooms, objects and different spaces. Simona Malagoli, Bulwark Area Manager, says me that the core of Fiorano companys is to make beautiful and artistic all what in which we live in.

The fields of application are endless. Bulwark is an award-winning design, which matches the traditional materials (stone, marble, wood, glass and so on) with art, fashion and aesthetics values, as showed by Oscar and Beppe, artists-decorators. Bulwark Design is research too: Lorenzo, engineer, is now working on pigments and colors. The desire for innovation and creativity suggested to Corrado Fontanini – he also showed me a small part of his extraordinary collection of photos from places around the world – to create an art gallery, that ‘ll be established beside SRS factory in Fiorano Modenese. It’s a challenge that ‘ll open a new “perspective” on the contemporary art. Lovers of beauty and “the next things” are warned!

 By Roberto Alborghetti

 In the pics: the SRS showrooms in Fiorano Modenese (Modena, Italy) and Corrado Fontanini.

 

ARTE E DESIGN PER LA VITA QUOTIDIANA

Visita ai bellissimi Showroms della SRS e di Bulwark Design a Fiorano Modenese (Modena), fondati da Corrado Fontanini. Marmo, ceramica, legno prendono vita e nel segno della creatività.

 

 

Ceramiche disegnate. Marmi che presentano una gamma incredibile di disegni. Resine che sembrano prendere vita. Tavole di legno lavorate. Signore e signori, Benvenuti nel mondo del lavoro quotidiano che diventa arte. A Fiorano Modenese (Modena), nel cuore del Distretto della Ceramica mondialmente riconosciuto, opera la SRS: quasi 35 anni di attività nel campo della serigrafia, fondata da Corrado Fontanini. In una serie di tre bellissimi Showrooms, il visitore – ed ovviamente il compratore – hanno la possibilità di compiere un viaggio nella creatività e nella laboriosità che ha reso l’Italia grande nel mondo.

E’ un vero piacere per gli occhi e per la mente ammirare, in queste sale, le produzioni più recenti di SRS, che è leader nella fornitura di disegni e rulli siliconici incisi. Le stesse sale, per il gusto e lo stile con cui sono state allestite, sono vere e poprie esposizioni di arte, dove è possibile ammirare le più recenti novità. Lastre di marmo, tavole di legno e pannelli di ceramica – ideati e realizzati per ogni tipo di ambiente, per le abitazioni domestiche come per le sedi di uffici, studi e società – si offrono nella bellezza delle lavorazioni e delle forme, diventando oggetti ed espressione di quella che è l’arte, appunto, del quotidiano, degli oggetti e dei materiali che fanno bella e confortevole il nostro contesto di vita.

Gli Shoroom di SRS sono davvero l’emblema, suggestivo ed esteticamente coinvolgente, di ciò che la società creata da Corrado Fontanini sta esprimendo nella ricerca e nella produzione. Presente in Brasile (con tre sedi, da più di vent’anni), Spagna, Messico, Iran ed Egitto, SRS opera con una equipe di designer che, con l’utilizzo delle più avanzate tecnologie – abbiamo visto un mega scanner che fa meraviglie nel “lavorare” la materia su grande formato – produce vere e proprie opere d’arte. E non c’è da stupirsi dunque se gente da tutto il mondo, visitando gli showrooms di Fiorano Modenese, spalanca gli occhi e si lascia andare ad espressioni di meraviglia.

La sorpresa continua anche nell’avvicinare l’attività di Bulwark design – il brand di SRS specializzato nella lavorazione delle resine – dove è studiata e realizzata una linea di prodotti che cambiano davvero l’immagine a pavimenti, rivestimenti, oggetti e complementi d’arredo, riempiendo di unicità gli spazi del proprio vivere, da quelli domestici a quelli di lavoro. Come sottolinea Simona Malagoli, Area Manager di Bulwark, il cuore dell’attività dell’azienda di Fiorano è rendere bello ed artistico gli ambienti che abitiamo.

I campi di applicazione sono infiniti. E Bulwark è un design vincente, che sa coniugare la tradizione dei materiali (pietra, marmi, legno, vetro e cosi via) con l’efficacia del linguaggio dell’arte e dell’estetica più raffinata, come è dimostrato dai lavori eseguiti da Beppe ed Oscar, decoratori e veri artisti. E senza dimenticare la ricerca: Lorenzo, ingegnere, sta ad esempio lavorando sui pigmenti e le loro reazioni ai colori. La voglia di innovazione e l’estro di Corrado Fontanini – che mi ha pure mostrato una minima parte della sua straordinaria collezione di fotografie da tutto il mondo – lo hanno spinto alla creazione di una galleria d’arte, che verrà presto creata nel complesso della SRS di Fiorano Modenese. Una sfida che aprirà un nuovo “punto di vista” sulle espressioni artistiche della contemporaneità. Amanti del bello e del nuovo, siete avvertiti.

 

Roberto Alborghetti

 

 

“THESE RE-CREATIONS ARE REAL POP ART AVANT-GARDE”

This is the review about my artworks “LACER/ACTIONS” recently wrote by a famous Italian critic, Lino Lazzari, journalist, writer, one of the historic leaders of art communication in Italy, author of essays and studies, including the monumental books about “Accademia Carrara”.

BY LINO LAZZARI

One of the fundamental principles of physics says: “In nature nothing is created, nothing is destroyed”. “Nothing is created” because each reality that is invented by men, comes from a pre-existing reality and “nothing is destroyed” because a reality defined as “destroyed” or ” consumed” it is actually “re-created” or converted, buying a whole new identity.

And that is what Roberto Alborghetti can do with posters that appear on walls or on the expositive spaces in the streets of our cities, “destroyed” by the time, or torn by unknown. The interest for those posters that, while being exhibited in public, clearly appeared, no longer exists. There remain only shreds of paper, colourful images of which you can’t “read” anything of the advertisement that was announced before, meaningless “things” to be thrown in the incinerator.

Roberto Alborghetti, however with a surprising insight, thought to give those images a new identity, to transform them into other images, in a word, to re-create them. But for which purpose?

Easy for him, but unimaginable for us.

The purpose of this “re-creative” act was that to snap what remained of those “pieces” and, perhaps, drawing meaningful “artistic subjects.” Impractical project? Not at all. Looking carefully at these completely insignificant remainders, it’s possible to notice that these remainders are really “artistic subjects” with precise, new messages, completely different from the original and from those which had the poster when it had been posted up. Saying that Roberto Alborghetti has managed to do all this, is simple observation.

Those “tears” of posters, “re-created” by Roberto Alborghetti, have become true artist’s paintings: at first glance they can be attributed to contemporary avant-garde painters, with authentic and precise messages on which our attention should linger. The observers may see in these paintings blue skies and seas, beautiful sunrises and sunsets: the scenery would call “bucolic” and so on. All this with a clear and understandable “language”.

As described here, can all this be defined as artistic expression? I would say so. In fact “Pop Art” has done the same, so it isn’t difficult to associate the pictures of Roberto Alborghetti to the real ‘”Pop Art”. There is both the “creativity” of the artist and his sensitivity to the beauty of chromatic variations, his emotions for those images which really lead to the marvellous vision of new reality “ri-created” by a lively fantasy and a genuine poetic feeling that can’t leave nobody indifferent. Visual art is all that, thanks to the imprinted images on canvas or on sculptures, can arouse feelings in a context of values that can be deeply appreciated.

For what concerns the technical side, it requires a just settlement of the spaces (we refer in particular to painting), a chromatic, harmonious “game” or a balanced structural composition, an image that is not static but, on the contrary, in continuous movement. The “paintings” by Roberto Alborghetti have all these features, so the great appreciation from the artistic critique goes to this artist.

We are confident that Roberto Alborghetti will continue this artistic “journey” because he doesn’t lack the artistic ability. And the successes obtained with the presentation of his works in several shows will continue to occur. His paintings deserve attention: from those “torn pieces” of billboards, now “re-created”, comes an authentic message of poetry, of serenity, of admiration for everything that objectivity can present as beautiful and artistic. The material used to create a work of art and to convey positive messages of humanity isn’t as important as the ability to use “tears” of coloured paper to exalt the features of a reality that becomes a striking, persuasive image for what concerns the dictates of visual art.

Roberto Alborghetti has given evidence.

Lino Lazzari