MY CRACKS AS “WABI-SABI”, THE JAPANESE ART OF CELEBRATING CREVICES AND TIME MARKS…

 

 

CRACKS  © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - IMAGE # 6

CRACKS © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – IMAGE # 6

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THE CRACKS WEEK: THE 6th IMAGE

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Some friends of mine who work in arts told me that CRACKS – and all my LACER/ACTIONS researches about torn and decomposed publicity posters – are a sort of European example of “Wabi-sabi” which is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay…

Yes, I’m glad for this matching. In fact, “Wabi-sabi” celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. Architect Tadao Ando says: “Wabi-sabi reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.” (Read more at What Is Wabi-Sabi)

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). Since 2009 I’ve been also workin’ on another matter. Not paper but metal and plastic 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 as a life’s metaphor. My eyes and cameras discovered, in cracks magnifications, another astonishing textures in what we usually consider waste materials. Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture.

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IT’S NOT A PAINTING! IT’S A CORROSION FROM A RAILWAY CARRIAGE… – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 22

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DANCING BRANCHES?”

LaceR/Actions Project

Realistic and not manipulated image

2012

CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA

CM.70X50

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This picture doesn’t come from a ripped publicity poster on wall or display. It’s a particular of a corrosion I saw on a flank of  a railway carriage.  

This image  (reproduced on canvas ) was displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) in the  enchanting  Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

DANCING BRANCHES... ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - EXHIBITION AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS (558x640)

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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 details of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.This is a realistic and not manipulated image.

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TESTING MATERIALS: A COAT OF RESIN ON A LITHO PRINT REPRODUCING A MACRO PHOTO

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT -

 I love to mash-up different techniques and materials. I think contamination is the base of my “Lacer/actions Project” (my realistic images are reproduced on canvases, textiles, lithographs, a.s.o.). I like to test, as I did on a lithographs prints series from my collection. I have spread a coat of resin on the whole paper surface. Due to a surprising chemical reaction, the colors absorbed the resin in a different way giving to paper a different intensity in brilliancy… Yes, paper is incredible. And its decomposition too…

P.S. Pay attention to resin… It’s not so easy to handle.   

      

The Audible Noise Of The Days”

Realistic Image on Lithographic Prints + Resin

Image size: 26x 35

2009

Image location: Milan

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project

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LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 40.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), scanned in a video clip, or re-built in collages, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings – and in paper mutation – is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.