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Macchine Soffici (Sophia Loren)

2017

Signed Dated Titled Framed

From the series Macchine soffici

Size

50 x 50 cm
19.69 x 20 in

Reference

57a7403c

Year

2017

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper

Hand-worked cellulose work by Alessandro D'Aquila representing the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren.

The work is made of hand-worked paper: every single element is given by the superimposition of various levels of cellulose worked and colored by hand by the artist without the use of moderdente.

The colors are soft and pastel; there is also the use of the Braille alphabet, typical of the artist, according to which the use of this alphabet puts the sighted in the shoes of the blind, thus causing a sense of bewilderment given by the inability to read it, the same loss of who every day cannot see the reality that surrounds him.

The work is signed by the artist on the back.

Edition of 10.

, Italy

Alessandro D'Aquila's works revolve around contemporary culture, its popular images and how they are received or not received: their comunicability is the result of the recipient's perception, like D'Aquila highlights in his artworks, using the Braille alphabet, a language that is unintelligible for the majority of the public. By choosing this specific alphabet, the artist aims to provoke a sense of bewilderment in the average viewer, forcing them to experience what visually impaired people experience on a daily basis. With the 'Polaroid Sintetiche' series, D'Aquila takes the photographs himself and retouches them with oil and acrylic paint, simplifyng the subjects, doing the same work that our mind does with our memories, letting them fade away or mixing them with one another.Among his other series there are 'Ritratti senza volto', in which D'Aquila extrapolates his subjects from cinema, tv shows and pop culture, simplifying them to the extreme, making them recognizable thanks to their most distinctive features; 'Loghi comuni', a series dedicates to those brands that represent our collective imagination; 'Paesaggi sintetici', which presents diffrent types of oversimplified landscapes. 

"I'd like to make visual art suitable not for those who see but for those who watch."


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