Are these modern art paintings? Are these pop art works? Are these acrylic pictorial paintings? No, they are just photos of details of big torn publicity posters on an outdoor advertisings billboard. For me, the street is a real free art gallery, where we can perceive wonderful pieces of art. The pictures above are part of my “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 110.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the picture above.
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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”.
Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, 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 (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.
I think the universe of cracks is a really wonderful world… We are surrounded by cracks… We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered as a life’s metaphor and “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. In this photogallery I have gathered some of the macro images I took walking along Rome streets. Yes, in the macro we can see a lot!
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