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Francesco Alpigiano



Size: 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.6 D in

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Serie: ALPHABET RUST Lavorare attorno ad un’idea di superficie e al processo della sua trasformazione, usare pochi materiali essenziali, come quelli legati alle forme plastiche, per forzarne certi limiti formali ad assumere una consistenza rugginosa e bidimensionale. La serie di bassorilievi "Alphabet Rust” fa parte di una serie di opere caratterizzate da omogeneità di temi e somiglianza fisica in un succedersi ordinato e continuo di elementi dello stesso genere e da una ricerca sui caratteri tipografici, segni grafici in rilievo di varie tipologie, type, utilizzati come matrici. Dopo la fase di riproduzione delle singole lettere dell’alfabeto in rilievo, ottenuti mediante stampi in gomma siliconica, e l’applicazione di uno strato di polvere sottilissimo di metalli puri (acciaio corten, bronzo, ottone) che rivestono all’esterno le forme, il bassorilievo assume concretezza materializzandosi, attraverso la fase di passivazione, in una moltitudine di sfumature e varianti cromatiche tipiche delle concrezioni rugginose trasformando e rendendo l’involucro type ossidato invecchiato logoro e vissuto. ALPHABET RUST BRONZO Gesso sintetico Diplast, resina epossidica, polvere di metallo puro (Acciaio Corten, Bronzo, Ottone), Mdf, ossidazione ottenuta mediante prodotti chimici passivizzanti.

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Bronze

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.6 D in

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He began his training as an advertising graphic taking care of the image of the musical and cultural events of various associations of his city Nuoro. At the same time he began his artistic career experimenting pictorial techniques on alphanumeric typographic language. What interests him are some of the printing methods and in particular the typographic technique of the "relief form composed of movable type" (type), from which it draws inspiration; inspiration that begins to manifest itself in the works presented at the first national exhibition in which it participates, "Artefiera" of 1992 in Florence. His work is also appreciated by critics who recognize the award as the best young person under 25. The remarkable confirmation and the conceptual impact of pictorial representations of the symbols commonly called Type, had, and has, a primary importance in the symbolic research of the creative path elaborated by the artist in the following years. The method "Gutemberg - universal and primordial symbol of mass communication not only in the dissemination of culture, but also in the social and civil formation of peoples and in the progress of communication itself - is contextualized and used in pictorial representation, as a universal idiom of visual communication : the Type graphic sign evokes the immediate visual link between the object in its materiality (graphic sign engraved on a wooden parallelepiped) and its pictorial representation, which becomes the basis of global visual communication. In the work TypeCity, engobed red-clay bas-relief, created in 2003 and presented at the most important ceramics competition in Sardinia, the letters and numbers give a peculiar physiognomy to the work that takes on its characteristic alphanumeric code through the use of multiple characters types of different sizes and shapes which alternate and follow one another, in an absolutely random order, but in perfect compositional balance. Recent example of the use of Type is given by the pictorial series "Letters" started in 2008 with progressive numbering 01-236 and still in progress today. The fundamental step that broadens the cultural and artistic path of Francesco Alpigiano takes place in 1999 with the winning of the sculpture competition organized by the Costantino Nivola Foundation.

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