CRACKS AS MIMOSAS… / ABSTRACT SERIES TO CELEBRATE MARCH 8, THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CRACKS, LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

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These abstract yellow and green scenes – I took them from a rusty iron gate… – remind the colors of Mimosas, the flower which is the symbol in Italy of March 8.  

The International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March. In Italy it is traditional on this day to give yellow Mimosa flowers to women as a sign of respect and solidarity. Women give Mimosa to each other as well. Mimosa (Acacia Dealbata) was introduced to Europe from Australia in 1820. It is probably the first tree to flower – as early as January – and its yellow flowers cheer up the winter landscape.

The International Women’s Day began in 1908 to commemorate the 129 women who died in a fire in a factory in Chicago in that year, and also commemorates two other international events: a strike by women garment workers on March 8, 1857 in New York, which led to the foundation of the first women’s union in the US, and a strike by Russian women on the same day in 1917. In 1945 the Union of Italian Women declared that this special date, March 8, should be set aside to celebrate womanhood across the country.

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WARNING: THESE AREN’T PAINTINGS,

THEY ARE “LACER/ACTIONS”

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’ve been also researching on metal and plastic surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. This is the wonderful world of Cracks… My eyes and cameras discovered in cracks magnifications amazings textures.  Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture, which is not a painting, but a real scene from this real world… These abstract yellow and green recall me the colors of Mimosa…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

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LACER/ACTIONS ON ALUMINIUM: A SPECIAL PAGE ABOUT 11 INSTALLATIONS FOR FAI PRIVATE COLLECTION

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer-actions on Aluminium - Fai Service Private Collection, Italy

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer-actions on Aluminium – Fai Service Private Collection, Italy

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“LACER/ACTIONS ON ALUMINIUM”: CLICK AND GO TO THE SPECIAL PAGE

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Eleven works from my “Lacer/actions” project went on…aluminium. After being re-produced on canvases, lithographic prints and textiles (silk and cotton), my images about decomposed publicity posters, cracks and “road signs” have found a new way to be showned and represented.

Maybe due to a surprising chemical reaction, aluminium metal gives brilliancy, depth and strenght to colors and shapes, releasing chromatic effects and emphasizing textures. All the eleven installations are now part of private collection of Fai in Italy, who participated to this “experimentation” curated and produced by “Passepartout” (Bergamo, Italy). So, enjoy this special gallery about “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” “as an unmistakable complement of interior design and decoration…”

For infos: ro.alb@alice.it

BUT THEY’RE NOT PAINTINGS, THEY ARE “LACER/ACTIONS”…

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks  give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing eleven works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

The most recent Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

A surprise public exhibition, for one night only (“Lacer/actions Show”) took place on July 14, 2013, for a special event with Historical Place in a beautiful and ancient square (Palace of Countess, Ambivere, Bergamo, Milan area, Italy). His recent projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts 1563-1631) and “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids ).

CRACKS AS FRACTALS / CODES AND SIGNS FROM THE ENTANGLED MYSTERY OF REALITY

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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’ve been also researching on metal and plastic surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. This is the wonderful world of Cracks…and Fractals, incredible signs from the entangled mystery of reality.  My eyes and cameras discovered in cracks magnifications amazings textures.  Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this video, which features a real scene (it’s not a painting) from this real world… I took it in Milan  (Italy) last may…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

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ITALIAN MEDIA TALK ABOUT MY “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT BASED ON SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY

 IN ALTUM

L'ECO DI BERGAMO

ASIS NEWS

OKAY! MAGAZINE

Italian media are devoting a warm attention to my “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” project. Websites, newspapers and magazines talked about this visual experience which includes a virtual gallery, a videoclip, an album and installations.

The project is based on 27 scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (or From Olera) who lived from 1563 to 1631 in Tyrol area (Austria and Italy). All the scripts were taken from the most important works of Thomas, as his masterpiece “Fuoco d’Amore”, “Fire of Love” (the first issue was printed in 1682 in Aufsburg, Germany).

Thomas was a piece ambassador and messenger between European Nations in troubled and turbulent times. He was an illiterate man – he was a shepherd! – but its open heart, mind and spirit suggested him to write really stunning poems, stories and thoughts.

While I was writing his biography – (“Thomas From Bergamo: A Fire of Love along European Streets”) published in Italy last June – I was really struck by his Scripts… So, the idea of this project. I think the visionary power of Thomas Scripts fits so well with my works. As I like to say, my works are not paintings, and even graphic design created by computer, but absolutely realistic images, captured from reality, along the streets, during my research-survey on torn and decomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments…

Thomas From Bergamo Scripts were written along the streets, contemplating the World and its Beauties… My images comes from the streets as well as… This is the meeting point of this project. The Street, with its Lifes, Hopes, Colors and Moods.

CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS: A SPECIAL PAGE ON THE PROJECT

WILD SHORES OF ABSTRACT… (BUT THEY AREN’T PAINTINGS)

Abstract white shores - Roberto Alborghetti lacer-actions 2013 (3)

LaceR/Actions works by Roberto Alborghetti

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Realistic and not manipulated images from

torn and decomposed publicity posters

2013

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some of the 40.000 pics captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

The most recent Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting  Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

A surprise public exhibition, for one night only (“Lacer/actions Show”) took place on July 14, 2013, for a special event with Historical Place in a beautiful and ancient square (Palace of Countess, Ambivere, Bergamo, Milan area, Italy).

His forthcoming project, “Contemplations and Lacer/actions”, is inspired by Thomas of Olera (or Bergamo) Scripts (1563-1631). “Words from the Past, Images from the Future and an Experience for Today”.        

“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES” / COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER FROM OUTDOOR ADVERTISINGS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 - COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 – COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

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“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES”

by Roberto Alborghetti

LaceR/Actions Project

COLLAGE OF WASTE PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

            2013, CMS.30X40 (ON WOOD)

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This work is a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti with more than 140 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters.

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LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban signs.

Roberto Alborghetti has collected so far around the world more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages (as the work shown above) or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

FUERTEVENTURA (CANARY ISLANDS) / THAT BLUE AND ABSTRACT SEA: MORE IMAGES FROM THE WASTE CONTAINER…

 

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© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

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More random (and not manipulated) images from Fuerteventura, (Canary Islands, Spain). I usually capture and document my “Lacer/actions” – images of torn and decomposed posters or cracks – wherever I travel. However, something I found in Morro Jable town (a nice city of “Peninsula de  Jandia”, in the South) captivated my attention. In Plaza don Carlos, near Riu Hotel, there stood a platform of bins to separate waste collection. The outside of a blue container designated for paper showed strange cracks with shapes and signs. Most compelling, though, were the incredible, blue-based scenes created from varied layers of paper residual, crevices, rusts, dusts, sand, cuts. I’m pleased to present some more abstract (and conceptual) images I took around the blue container…

Related article:

Roberto Alborghetti / Seascape stories from cracks of an “art installation” (but it’s a waste-container)

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