BLUE WAVE n°2 ed of 3 - Limited Edition 2 of 3


Size: 42.5 H x 63.7 W x 1.9 in

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Photography: Color, Photo, Wood and Environmental on Plastic and Other.

Blue Wave n°2 2016
(From "I Want To Talk To Seymour Too" serie)
contemporary photography
Ink Jet on Baryta
ed 3+2ap
ed 2/2

The sea is the protagonist of the work of Francesca Rivetti, I Want To Talk To Seymour Too, made
up of three series of photographic images.
In Ocean, several fragments of plastic bags, found by the artist herself in the depths of various
seas around the world, from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, and even the Caribbean are used
in the studio to simulate the surface of water. The result is an organic/non-organic hybrid, being
infused with life (creating the ‘sex appeal of the inorganic’3), while also being transformed from
waste material into sublime scenario.
Displacement is a series of still-life images of objects taken from the sea and displayed by
Francesca Rivetti as findings, all shaped by the sheer force of the elements. Midway between
Surrealism and the Ready-Made, they have the strength of ancestral sculptures, which the camera
both documents and interprets, assigning a particular character to each one.
They are hieroglyphic representations, “without thickness
or weight,”4 as André Chastel describes them, and as such the opposite of reality, and just like a
photograph, the bearer of both dreams and nightmares. Here too, as in the plastic seas, we find
ourselves trapped in the alternative universes that Francesca Rivetti,
comes up with in order to make us rediscover the real world.
Francesco Zanot

Keywords: Plastic, Sea, Blue, Surface, Recovered, Water, Wave, Waves, Plastic Bags, Hybrid, Nature, Ocean

Subjects: Seascape

Styles: Abstract, Conceptual, Fine Art

Mediums: Color, Photo, Wood, Environmental

Materials: Plastic, Other

Prints: Seascape Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Color Art Prints, Photo Art Prints, Wood Art Prints, Environmental Art Prints, Plastic Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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