Photogallery # 4 about signs, scratches and graffiti from the walls in Rome. They’re not paintings, or digitally made compositions. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I collected so far more than 100.000 images.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decomposition.
White, Red and Green are the colors of the Italian Flag. Here some random pics from my “Lacer/actions” Project: they are a sort of tribute to Italian Republic Holiday (it’s today, June 2). I saw them on a publicity billboard and I was captured by the way the case re-built and re-constructed them.
My “Lacer/actions” project is gathering documentary evidence about the decomposition of torn publicity posters (on outdoor advertisings), crevices and chaps on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings, industrial tokens. The scenes from the real world are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles. So, I invite you to enter the wonderful world of Lacer/actions and Cracks… We are surrounded by lacerations and cracks. We live in a planet of lacerations cracks. And they may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection and waste materials.
Yes, there is an abstract world under our feet … These are some of the images I took walking along the streets of Florence (Italy). They’re macro of a cracked pedestrian crossing. The pictures are part of LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions!
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Series of Abstract Photos taken in Barletta (Puglia, Italy) for Lacer/actions project. Remembering July 12, 2016: 23 people were killed and dozens injured in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia, in one of the country’s worst rail accidents in recent years.
Serie di Foto Astratte scattate a Barletta… Videoclip In Memoria del 12 Luglio 2016 e delle vittime del tragico scontro ferroviario sulla linea Andria-Corato.
What you see in this photogallery are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but photos of real and random torn publicity posters I saw on an outdoor billboard. They are the result of various and different overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising publicity posters with different contents.
I was lucky enough to catch them and to take pictures for my “Lacer/actions” Project and Archive which now count more than 90,000 abstract images I collected so far around the world.
I think that these random pics, as well as the thousands I have captured and documented so far , would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that the true and genuine art – a sort of evolution of the same street art – consists of leaving the torn and decomposed publicity posters where they are staying: on the billboards. This could be a fascinating and random show which transforms our cities in free outdoor “galleries”…
Twenty “signs o’ the times”. Twenty scenes from the walls of a city (Bari, Italy). In this HD videoclip I present some of the pictures I recently gathered for my “Lacer/actions” project-research. As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I collected so far more than 90.000 images.
15 abstract images of random scratches on a publicity billboard in Milan, Italy. Created by Roberto Alborghetti his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters.