SOMEWHERE IN THE COSMOS… SCENE FROM A CRACKS MAGNIFICATION (IT’S NOT A PAINTING OR A DIGITAL WORK)

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – CRACKS – LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – CRACKS – LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

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Someone told me that CRACKS – and all my LACER/ACTIONS researches about torn and decomposed publicity posters – are a sort of  “Wabi-sabi” expression (it’s the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay…) 

In fact, “Wabi-sabi” celebrates cracks and crevices and all what is marking time, weather, ages and so on… 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 atWhat 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). I’ve been also researching on metal and plastic surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. This is the wonderful world of Cracks… My eyes and cameras discovered in cracks magnifications amazings textures.  Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture, which is not a painting, but a real scene from this real world… I took in Bergeggi (Liguria, Italy) two months ago…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

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IT’S NOT A WATER-COLOUR… IT’S ONLY A MAGNIFICATION OF CRACKS ON A METAL SURFACE.

CRACKS  © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  (3)

CRACKS © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI (3)

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, or re-built in collages). Since 2009 I’ve been also workin’ on metal, plastic or stony 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 “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras discovered  through cracks magnifications other amazing 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. More Cracks  in this special gallery: 

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

 

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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IN PRAISE OF IMPERFECTION / “FIND THE BEAUTY IN YOUR CRACKS” – IMAGE #5

CRACKS  © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  - IMAGE # 5

CRACKS © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – IMAGE # 5

“Do yourself a favor, find the beauty in your cracks”

Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith) 

From his R.E.D. album

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THE CRACKS WEEK: THE 5th IMAGE

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 which are usually considered as a disturbing element for our eyes.

So, I entered the wonderful and imperfect 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 consider waste materials. Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture.