CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY # 2 / 4 LEVELS OF PERCEPTION

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“Cracks” is part of my “Lacer/actions” art project and research. All my pictures (about 55.000 so far) aren’t paintings, but realistic, natural, random and not manipulated or enhanced images, as you see in this “Cracks Chromotherapy # 2” videoclip; Soundtrack: “Making Memories” by Steve Fawcett.

My 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. These scenes from the real world are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles. So, I invite you to enter 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 and waste materials.

 More Cracks  in this special gallery… 

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com 

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

 

MY NEXT SOLO EXHIBIT IN THIS WONDERFUL ROMANESQUE BAPTISTERY ON LAKE COMO (LENNO, ITALY)

My next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2.0″ – will take place in this capturing and amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy. My show is scheduled for 3 days, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore! – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy. More news comin’ soon… In the meantime enjoy some photos about the enchanting St. John Baptistery (XI Century) on Lake Como.

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About “LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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 (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 55.000 images). 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.

One of my most recent shows (“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). In the last two years I was on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works 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. Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-February 2015).

My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2.0″) will be running on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque Art.

“THE GHOST BUS”: THE OFFICIAL FLYER

 

THE GHOST BUS: THE OFFICIAL FLYER - FORTHCOMING PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP, BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK

THE GHOST BUS: THE OFFICIAL FLYER – FORTHCOMING PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP, BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK

THE GHOST BUS

THE GHOST BUS

IT’S NOT A WORK BY ROTELLA OR VILLEGLE’, BUT AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM BILLBOARD I SAW AND DOCUMENTED IN ROME FOR MY “LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT…

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

 

 

 

I think it’s  one of the finest ” lacer/actions ” I captured with my camera in the last few weeks. What you see is not a collage 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 found this “masterpiece” of randomness in the center of Rome, near Piazza della Repubblica. A few hours later it has been deleted and covered by other paper advertisings.

It was a big billboard, sizes 2 meters x 2. I was lucky enough to catch and store it to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts about 60,000 images (all completely random) I fixed and collected around the world.

I think that this random work, 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 instead of leaving the torn and decomposed publicity posters on the walls, making a really and natural fine show and transforming our cities in public and free outdoor “galleries”…

  

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NON E’ UN’OPERA DI ROTELLA O VILLEGLE’, MA UN TABELLONE ASSOLUTAMENTE CASUALE CHE HO VISTO E DOCUMENTATO A ROMA PER IL MIO PROGETTO “LACER/AZIONI” 

E’ una delle più belle “lacer/azioni” che ho catturato, con la mia fotocamera, in queste ultime settimane. Quello che vedete non è un collage costruito e creato con le mie mani, unendo pezzo a pezzo, ma un vero e proprio collage “naturale”, assolutamente casuale, frutto di varie sovrapposizioni – avvenute nell’arco di settimane e di mesi – di manifesti pubblicitari dei più diversi contenuti. Questo “capolavoro” della casualità l’ho scoperto nel centro di Roma, nei pressi di piazza della Repubblica. Prnso che ora sia stato già ricoperto e cancellato da altri manifesti pubblicitari.

Era comunque un grande tabellone, almeno 2 metri x 2. Ho avuto la fortuna di catturarlo e consegnarlo al mio archivio di “Lacer/azioni”, che conta ormai più di 55.000 immagini, tutte assolutamente casuali, fissate e registrate in giro per il mondo.

Penso che quest’opera, tra le migliaia che ho documentato, avrebbe davvero suscitato l’invidia di Mimmo Rotella (o di Jacques Villeglè). Questi artisti lavorano i manifesti pubblicitari strappandoli dai tabelloni. Ma io penso che la vera arte, più genuina, sia invece quella di lasciare i manifesti lacerati sui muri, perché facciano bella mostra di sé e trasformando le nostre città in  pubbliche “gallerie” all’aperto.

PHOTOGALLERY: MY NEW COLLAGE IS SERVED FROM A SPECIAL TABLE (AND IT’S MADE WITH 1.258 PIECES OF WASTE-PAPER)

 

This is my new work for “Lacer/actions” project. It’s a collage made on a table using 1.258 waste-paper pieces of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings. I gathered every single paper pieces along the streets, after the old publicity posters were torn down from the billboards. I titled it : “The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)”. It covers a wood table; sizes: cms 108 x 51. I think images speak better than words… So I created a videoclip I posted on YouTube:

Videoclip: The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)”

 

About “Lacer/Actions” project…

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial signs (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 50.000 images). 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.

One of my most recent shows (“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). In the last two years I was on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works 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.

Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK; all on board from January 2015…

COLORS OF EARTH AND SKY… LIMITED-EDITION SILK SCARVES: DESIGN FROM DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

From torn and decomposed publicity posters to silk scarves design… After to be transferred on canvases and lithographic prints, Roberto Alborghetti artworks were chosen to create a series of three textile designs thanks to the collaboration of Bruno Boggia Studio (Como, Italy) who worked 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…).

The design is unique: it reproduces details, colors and shapes of images concerning ripped and decomposed paper on oudoor advertisings (Lacer/actions project). Images about ripped  and disfigured posters, left to decompose on walls or billboards, are now on soft silk scarves – pure “crepe de chine” – ready to be worn, as you may see in this photogallery dedicated to one of the three subjects (“Shared moods”).

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

 Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – Three Images Series. Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy). “Shared Moods”, Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

For infos and acquisitions:

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SLIPPIN’ INTO “LACER/ACTIONS” / THE CANVASES VIDEO-PORTFOLIO (SOUNDTRACK: “CANON” BY J.PACHELBEL)

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Soundtrack: “Pachabelly”, inspired by “Canon in D Major” (by Johann Pachelbel)

 

The pictures featured in this video aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us… They are works made by Roberto Alborghetti and they are part of “LaceR/Actions” a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches 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 video showing some works (canvases) from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.
A Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse”) 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. His recent projects: “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti works 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.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS, CANVASES  (3)

Roberto Alborghetti – BURNIN’ IN THE RED FIRE OF MY THOUGHTS, 2010, CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA, 62X42