THE APOCALYPSE ACCORDING TO THE COLORS: WELCOME TO MY EXHIBIT @ THE ROMANESQUE BAPTISTERY IN LENNO, LAKE COMO (ITALY)

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BROWSE THE FREE CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION:

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

© Photo by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - St. John Baptistery, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy (2) (480x640)

CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY #1 / FOUR COLORS, FOUR STATES OF MIND…

 

 

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about  the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). I also love to work on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras through cracks magnifications are discovering impressive textures in what we usually consider waste materials (as you may see in this photogallery). Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images.

More Cracks  in this special gallery…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

 

“TAPESTRY, UNFOLDING”: MARIE DEERHEART POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORK / # 1

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright Marie Deerheart

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ABOUT MARIE  DEERHEART 

www.healingminds.wordpress.com

Marie DeerHeart (USA) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Marie, known to blog readers as ~Meredith, writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating grant-based movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students.  When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith redirected her artistry and returned to school, studying architecture and art history (University of Minnesota).  Her most recent works offer imaginative perspectives on daily life and nature.

 

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Roberto Alborghetti Artslant Portfolio

Roberto Alborghetti (Milan area, Italy) is journalist, author and visual artist. His “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. He has been collected so far about 50.000 images then transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk) or re-built on collages and scanned in videoclips, giving new expressions to matter decomposition.

His “Colors of an Apocalypse” Show took place for 100 days in the XIII Century Aldobrandesca Fortress in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His most recent projects are:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip and installations inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti artworks are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

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“ART IS AN AMAZING WAY TO MOURN…”: A QUOTE FROM SRINI PILLAY (AUTHOR, HARVARD CLINICIAN AND BRAIN-IMAGING RESEARCHER)

 

GRAPHIC LAY-OUT BASED ON "NINE ELEVEN NEW YORK 2001" ARTWORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CANVAS+MIXED MEDIA, 47X70, 2011

GRAPHIC LAY-OUT BASED ON “NINE ELEVEN NEW YORK 2001” ARTWORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CANVAS+MIXED MEDIA, 47X70, 2011

 

“When we think of art representing tragedy, it raises all kinds of questions.  Can we really make art of an experience where people have lost loved ones?  Can we truly justify directing people toward beauty when there is such tragedy?  The beauty of abstract art – and of Alborghetti’s art in particular, is that it is in invitation for us to project what we will onto the piece.  We do so anyway – even when human forms, gardens and ponds protect us with their explicit forms in Impressionist and Renaissance paintings.  Art, as I substantiated above, is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. From a psychological perspective, art is an amazing way to mourn.  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”.

 SRINI PILLAY

“THE HUFFINGTON POST”

September 9, 2011

 

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SRINI PILLAY

CEO: NeuroBusiness Group (NBG); Assistant Clinical Professor: Harvard Medical School; Author: Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear (Rodale, 2010); Author: Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders (FT Press, 2011); Author: The Science Behind The Law of Attraction (NBG, 2011).

 

HUFFINGTON POST Remembering a Tragedy Through Art , a form of Healing

 

www.srinipillay.com

 

http://www.neurobusinessgroup.com/

 

A JAR OF RAINWATER / CLOUDS DRIFTING / TWO OR THREE

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© Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions project

© Verses by Joshua Seller

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A jar of rainwater

clouds drifting

two or three

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Una brocca di pioggia

si lasciano sospingere

due o tre nuvole

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Une broc de pluie

se laissent pousser

deux ou trois nues

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Une jarro de lluvia

se dejan transportar

dos o tres nubes

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“A jar of rainwater” is part of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). Fusing Joshua ‘s words with my images – realistic pics of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban signs – , we created a series of haiga: a combination of  haiku and visual art.

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 

 

ABSTRACT ON SILK : DESIGN FROM TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADVERTISINGS

 

“Wind of May…”

 Pure Silk Scarf / Limited edition – Crêpe de Chine 100%- Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy). Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

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This photo-gallery is dedicated to one of the limited-edition series of 3 silk scarves I created for  “Lacer/actions Art Project”. Its design is… unique. It reproduces details of a torn and decomposed publicity poster. Italian textiles designer Bruno Boggia, with the assistance of his daughter Lucia and his staff, helped me to select artworks to be converted into silk scarves designs. Bruno Boggia Studio works with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana…).  They are available on line at “LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR / OSCAR’S BOUTIQUE”.

  • For informations: ro.alb@alice.it

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SILK SCARVES ON SHOW AT PITROSE STUDIO, ITALY

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VIDEOCLIP: SILK SCARVES, LIMITED-EDITION

 

 

STREAMS OF COLORS AND SHATTERED WAVES… (IMAGES FROM A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER)

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceRActions (3)

This photo-gallery is dedicated to eleven abstract images coming from one of the most interesting decomposed and torn publicity posters I ever seen during my long research about ripped ads, cracks, scratches and urban signs ( I posted a clip last week). It was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The natural actions (and re-actions) made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, sun, dust, 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 whole torn outdoor advertising showed me pre-existing images that were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particleswhich presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a completely white background. You may see “live” the torn publicity poster on this clip:

FLYING LACER/ACTIONS – CLIP ON YOUTUBE