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"Athena and Starman" Sculpture

Michele Rizzi


Sculpture, Metal on Iron

Size: 47.2 W x 52 H x 1.2 D in

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"Athena and Starman" it is part of a cycle of sculptures called "metallic landscapes". This cycle of sculptures are characterized by a series of characteristics: They are sculptures made on thick metal panels to be positioned preferably on the wall. They are characterized by metal panels with surfaces corroded by time and by aggressive substances, subsequently working with abrasive tools in a sort of descialbo. In fact the surface is left intact or the various layers of paint or rust are eliminated depending on the pictorial effect to be achieved. Once I arrived at abstraction or abstract metallic landscape I was influenced by it in the choice of the figures to be inserted in the context and the technical methods to be implemented. In this case a beautiful paper representation of Athena was inserted which was subsequently painted, impregnated with colored shades, fragmented and worn in order to give the impression of historical ruin / archaeological find and finally protected and treated with transparent varnishes that block over time the effect obtained. In the opposite upper corner there is an idea of ​​a portrait of Starman obtained with elements of stainless steel which is in clear contrast with Athena and finally there is a couple of embraced figures intent on scrutinizing the space into infinity. The latter emerged from the descialbo work and highlighted / finished by means of abrasive wheels. The entire work was finally protected with a transparent gloss that stops the current state of corrosion of the work over time. A very suggestive and iridescent work according to the angle of view. With each movement of the observer, the details that reach the eye change. I would call it poetic and cosmic

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Sculpture:Metal on Iron

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47.2 W x 52 H x 1.2 D in

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Michael Rizzi is an Italian artist born in Turin in 1971 (he currently lives near Turin Italy) best known for sculptures "Condensation and dispersion of matter." Sculptures made with steel, wire and iron mesh, which enhance the feeling of discontinuity of matter (solids and voids). If the sculpture of the past was essentially remove excess material, this kind of sculpture is to score the material at the points established and well-measured quantity. Regarding the forms, are prevalent human figures, organic and vegetal figures (real, abstract or fantasy). who suffer from the most different influences ranging from the ancient Minoan art and African (athletic and Thin figures) to the sculptures of the last century by A. Giacometti to the latest figures pseudo alien or humanity of the future, up to the recent "Manga "Japanese. The incompleteness and deficiencies are the added value of these jobs from which flows the perpetual fascination of the ruins and archaeological remains. The artist likes to think of the sculptures as in archaeological findings received from the distant futureand therefore at the same time have a double aesthetic value: archaic and futuristic . The heroism and courage of facing life or just living is a recurring theme in these works as well as the simple contemplation, inordinate and disproportionate individual (humanity) in the presence of the universe, time and space. He recently started a cycle of sculptures with the main material being transparent resin and vegetables and materials present in nature. Painting by Michele Rizzi follows a seemingly distinct from the sculptures but for neighboring intent and in some cases coinciding with the work in three dimensions. His painting came to degrees from a figurative painting (fantastic landscapes future) to a more abstract representation, up to an abstraction that is influenced by the painting of Gerhard Richter (physical and mechanical work on the color pulled with wooden frames) from which it deviates by rarefaction and for the insertion of figures that give more or less distinct size, depth and meaning abstraction transforming it into abstract landscape. Both (sculpture and painting by Michele Rizzi) pursue the future in the knowledge that the future is essential from the past. A sort of hole in space-time (black hole) that enables the past and the future to come in contact generating overlapping and hybridization and an infinity of shades and consequent emotions. www.facebook.

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