BLABLA Sculptur Color Green Sculpture

Francesco Alpigiano


Sculpture, Wood on Wood

Size: 16.5 W x 18.5 H x 6.7 D in

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BLABLA Sculpture Color Series Blabla, (an onomatopoeic expression, of international use, to indicate a speech or a vain chatter, without a construct), a conventional symbol of appearance, of outward behavior, assumes and interprets the reflected thought of technological and digital civilization. The series of sculptures "BLABLA Color" is part of a series of works characterized by thematic homogeneity / physical similarity, and by a research on wooden materials (Paulonia, natural wood with an extremely light and stable compact fiber) and chromatic variations obtained by means of paints brilliant water. The constant that derives from this is the logical / rational interpretation of the same stereotyped concept: BLABLA-Lexical decomposition of the futile and banal. Title: BLABLA Sculptur Color Green Technique: One-piece sculpture in Paulownia wood, pierced, pinstriped and colored with bright water-based enamel, base in fir Sculpture size: cm. 42 x 42 x 4 Base dimension: cm. 42x 17 x 5 Total size: cm. 47 x 42 x 17 Year: 2020 Weight: Kg 2,5

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Sculpture:Wood on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16.5 W x 18.5 H x 6.7 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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