THREE IMAGES FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE: THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN TEN YEARS AGO

Here are three images from my “Lacer/actions” project-research. They were taken exactly 10 years ago, but I think they retain all their amazing energy. Obviously, these images are not paintings, but photographs. They refer to billboards, which I saw by chance along the roads. Yes, these are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but a real, “natural” and completely collage. It’s  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 and store them to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts more than 100,000 images  I fixed and collected around the world. I think that these random works, 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 a way of artistic expression is instead to document pure reality through photography. And leave the incredible polychromy of torn posters on the walls, transforming the cities streets in public and free outdoor “galleries”… 

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NEW VIDEO: RUST AS RED FLOWERS OF UNDECIPHERABLE PLANTS (MACRO PHOTOS)

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. Like in this series of images (watch the video). We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants …

The images you see in the video aren’t paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
These abstract and macro photos 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, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). 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.

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WHAT WE CAN DISCOVER ON A WASTE CONTAINER (THE HIDDEN WORLD VIDEO)

Abstract and macro images of a waste container in Bitonto (Apulia, Italy). I took them  for my “LaceR/Actions” project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Yes, a waste container as an art installation! In the link below, you can read the beautiful article wrote by Fernirosso about my visual art project.

Janette Kelly , HR Consultant, from Canada, wrote this comment about these pics: “This is truly astonishing and fascinating to me. Our world is a melting pot of cultures – both human and microbial – and every citizen has a personalized microbiome. ROBERTO you have captured this with artistic flair”. 

Read the article at “Cartesensibili” Blog:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

 

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TIME AND DECOMPOSITION: THE PHOTO-SHOW OF THE RUST

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Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits.

Like in this series of images. We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants … In short, the effects of rust can be spectacular.

But the images you see above aren’t paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
These abstract and macro photos 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, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). 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.

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Interested to purchase these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?

THE SPECTACULAR EFFECTS OF RUST / PICTURE #1

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Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits.

Like in this series of images. We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants … In short, the effects of rust can be spectacular.

But the image you see above is not a painting, but simply a macro photograph of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
This abstract and macro photo is 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, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). 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.

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?

THE “GHOST BUS PROJECT” IN GIF: COLORS FROM A VINTAGE VEHICLE (NOTTINGHAM, UK)

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Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?“… The few pictures you see in this gif are not paintings, but simply photos I took in Beeston, Nottingham (UK) around an old bus at the garage of Bartons family. They are part of “The Ghost Bus Project” that I have brought forward in collaboration with Bartons Plc and its owner Simon Barton, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser. It all started in October 2014 when Marysia Zipser took me to  Bartons huge garage of vintage buses and cars.

 I was really impressed by one of the oldest buses,  the so called “The Ghost Bus”, a piece of history of English public transport: it’s a URR 865 vehicle AEC Reliance made in 1956! Simon Barton told me that a vehicle-sister of the   “ghost bus” was documented in 1959 on a wonderful and unmissable film telling a beautiful journey through Italy by a group of English ladies and gentlemen. It was another great reason to establish a collaboration building a bridge  between the Land of Robin Hood and Italy…

So, I began to work and create on the “ghost bus” for my “Lacer/actions” project concerning realistic images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials. The project consisted of two short movies for public performances and video shows, a cards series (reproducing 16 artworks selected from the 109 ones that has been created) and special events that took place in Beston, Chilwell, Nottingham and in Tuscany (Mount Amiata, Siena).

Infos, galleries and flyers at:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

 

CORROSIONS ON THE SURFACE OF AN IRON GATE: WITH A TOUCH OF YELLOW #3

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Yellow varnish on a peeling metal surface can lead to truly surprising results. Time, weather conditions, smog, dust and rusts act effectively on materials and offer scenes of singular charm at the end of their corrosion process. Just like this yellow paint that the lens of my camera has caught on the pole of a gate. And so, the grays, blacks, blues of the corroded metal, welcome yellow fragments and cracks that are randomly dispersed, without a prearranged order, on the iron surface. They compose a palette of a harmonious mixture of colors. But, as I like to say, these are not paintings made by human hands. They are macro photos of the spectacle of passing time that leaves its scars on materials and matter.

These abstract and macro photos 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, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). 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.

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Con un tocco di giallo… La vernice su una superficie metallica scrostata può portare a risultati davvero sorprendenti. Il tempo, le condizioni atmosferiche, lo smog, le polveri e le ruggini agiscono in modo efficace sui materiali e offrono, al termine del loro processo della corrosione, scene di singolare fascino. Come appunto questa vernice gialla che l’obiettivo della mia fotocamera ha colto sul palo di un cancello. E così, i grigi ed i neri del metallo corroso, accolgono frammenti gialli che si disperdono sulla superficie ferrosa, componendo una tavolozza di colori di grande effetti. Ma, come mi piace dire, questi non sono dipinti realizzati da mano umana. E’ solo lo spettacolo del tempo passa e che lascia le sue cicatrici sui materiali e sulla materia.