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Francesco Alpigiano


Sculpture, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.2 D in

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Series: ALPHABET SQUARE COLOR The "Alphabet Square" bas-reliefs were made with MDF wood panels, made up of two levels spaced about 2.5 cm apart. The first on the surface has the letters of the alphabet pierced, the second, through the cuts of the letters, one sees a series of colored panels in sequence, the chromatic effect varies according to the main color of the external panel. The visual perception varies from color to color, in clear chromatisms the underlying tones are clearly distinguished by creating an inverse optical reversal, in dark ones the opposite occurs. The peculiarity is the shadows that form within the bas-relief, these take on multiple variations and depending on the inclination of the light they create incredible soft and harmonious colors on the bottom. Data sheet: Acrylic colors on MDF (medium fiber density) panels, wooden frame Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 3 cm Year: 2019 Weight: 3.5 kg Serie: ALPHABET SQUARE COLOR I bassorilievi “Alphabet Square” sono stati realizzati con pannelli di legno MDF, si compongono di due livelli distanziati tra loro di circa 2,5 cm. Il primo in superficie ha le lettere dell’alfabeto traforate, il secondo, attraverso i tagli delle lettere, si intravedono una serie di riquadri colorati in sequenza, l'effetto cromatico varia a secondo del colore principale del pannello esterno. La percezione visiva varia da colore a colore, nei cromatismi chiari le tonalità sottostanti si distinguono in modo netto creando un ribaltamento ottico inverso, in quelli scuri avviene il contrario. La particolarità sono le ombre che si formano all’interno del bassorilievo, queste assumono molteplici variazioni e a secondo dell'inclinazione della luce creano sul fondo incredibili cromatismi morbidi ed armoniosi. Scheda tecnica: Colori acrilici su pannelli di MDF (medium fiber density), telaio in legno Dimensioni: cm 60 x 60 x 3 Anno: 2019 Peso: kg 3,5

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Sculpture:Acrylic on Wood

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Size:23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.2 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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