LoosenArt Mag / Gallery

Plastic

Posted on September 12 2018

.
Author Silvia Colombo
.
.
Plastic │ 5 - 30 September 2018
.
.
Plastic is the title of the temporary exhibition organised at the space Millepiani in Rome, opened to the public from the 5th to the 30th of September 2018. This is also the main theme involving the artists exhibited, the trait d’union linking a series of artworks connected to our daily lives, our contemporary dimension.
.
Synthetic material become popular after the Second World War – especially between the Fifties and the Sixties – plastic is currently part of everyone’s routine and, in some way, it is able to affect the world and its entire existence. Even though the perception we have of it has changed – once it was identified as the ultimate component for fashion, design and accessories, while nowadays it is considered as polluting element –, we cannot avoid talking about it.
.
Art, as all the other fields, has been following the same path. While, during the first decades of the 20th century, it was immediately absorbed within the creative process (e.g. Naum Gabo’s sculptures, Nouveau Réalisme’s experimentations), it has now lasted as technique, becoming the cause for reflections related to serious, current issues.
The result, here, is an exhibition capable of involving plastic in its multiple values: some of the artists preferred to use its features in order to denounce a specific context; some others developed personal reflections around its use (and sometimes abuse) or about certain situations.
.
.
Anne Veraldi, Airplane │ Buy it
.
.
Anne Veraldi, Goldfish │ Buy it
.
.
Fantasy is the track followed by some of the works focusing on a blurry reality, capable of spreading tales about the past, the present and the future. In those cases, colours are bright, shapes undefined and contrasts dominate the scene as derived from dreams and deep thoughts.
Nature, ecology and pollution are other themes engaging the artists in a collective denounce about the unsatisfying situation we live in and ordinarily share. Those artworks are therefore pictures showing how plastic materials affect both our public and private existence – from the water we drink to the objects we use, we move, we discard.
.
Recycling and reuse of plastic materials is a link connecting other artworks based on assemblages, montages and sculptures made of objects that lost their early use and are in need of a new identity.
In the end, we can conclude that good and bad, bright and dark are contrasting and coexisting sides pertaining to the same topic: Plastic can thus be defined an engaging and, at the same time, informative exhibition. Contemplate, read and – don’t forget to – interpret and process the path you will experience.
.
.
Bart Vargas, Keyboard Skull, 2015 │ Buy it
.
.
Reme Campos, Unfinished Works #1, 2018Buy it
.
.
Reme Campos, Unfinished Works #2, 2018Buy it
.
.
Nadide Goksun - Garlic Mesh Bag, 2018 │ Buy it
.
.
Laura Cunningham, Bottled #15, 2018 │ Buy it
.
.
Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Urban Stream #1, 2018Buy it
.
.
Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Urban Stream #2, 2018 │ Buy it
.
.
Sensi Lorente, Plastic Era, 2018 │ Buy it
.
.
Milad Karamooz, Untitled, 2017 │ Buy it
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Recent Posts