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Material and Colour

Exhibition  /  16 Apr 2010  -  15 May 2010
Published: 09.04.2010
Studio GR·20
Management:
Graziella Folchini Grassetto
Lisa Walker. Necklace: Stuffed Animal, 2008. Stuffed animals, thread. Lisa Walker
Necklace: Stuffed Animal, 2008
Stuffed animals, thread
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Intro
(...) Organic, mineral and artificial matter now has a central role: it bears creative stimuli associated with the analysis of its own specificity, which gives rise to fantastic, symbolistic and naturalistic formulations. (...)
Material and Colour
Jewels - Sculptures -Installations

The exhibition focuses on a phenomenon which, originating from artistic experimentation in the 1990s, has gradually outlined itself more clearly in the first decade of this century. Organic, mineral and artificial matter now has a central role: it bears creative stimuli associated with the analysis of its own specificity, which gives rise to fantastic, symbolistic and naturalistic formulations. All materials may be subjected to examination, which inspires free, unregulated schemes devoid of preconstituted ideas. Artists like Karl Fritsch, Bussi Buhs, Beppe Kessler, Annamaria Zanella, Barbara Paganin and Stefano Marchetti in his recent works elaborate images that are profoundly affected by transformations and pulsations of matter which their own rules and energy set into motion. Other artists, such as Iris Eichenberg, Ruudt Peters, Lam de Wolf and Robert Smit choose very different materials: they combine metals with wood, paint, fabric, glass and minerals – the latter in their morphological entirety – and join them with conceptual and symbolic associations related to individualistic representations and esoteric, mythological and historical expressions. Still others convey their messages through objects - sometimes selected as true objets trouvés – the assemblage of which becomes installation-jewellery: such are the works by Isabella Facco, Silvia Walz and Lisa Walker. Lastly, there are artists who have skilfully associated their experience with images defined both by geometric elaborations and by mechanical constructions, like Fritz Maierhofer and Fabrizio Tridenti. Recalling the great Minimalist and Constructivist movements, they carry out experiments with materials that give them freedom of expression: Maierhofer uses Corian, a plastic substance, and Tridenti upsets perfect mechanisms by introducing rust, paints and pigments that jeopardise their functional structures. The exhibition also displays Bussi Buhs’s sculptures and one of Barbara Paganin’s installations.

With this exhibition, Studio GR.20 aims at emphasising the importance of substance over form, and in this context pays homage to Sandra Marconato. The artist uses evanescent materials like gauze, paper, tempera and acrylics to create sculptures and installations that the Paduan public already admired at exhibitions in the Palazzo della Ragione (16th Biennale del Bronzetto e Piccola Scultura, Padua, 1995) and at the Museum of Palazzo del Monte (anthological exhibition, 1996).

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Bussi Buhs. Brooch: Luxe et volupté, 2008. Polyester, microballons, silk, padding. Bussi Buhs
Brooch: Luxe et volupté, 2008
Polyester, microballons, silk, padding
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. Fabrizio, Tridenti
. Brooch: Limited area, 2009
. Silver, zinc-coated iron, acrylic paint.

Fabrizio, Tridenti
Brooch: Limited area, 2009
Silver, zinc-coated iron, acrylic paint

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Lam de Wolf. Necklace: Untitled, 1986. Textile, hand-painted silk. Lam, de WolfNecklace: 1986Textile, hand-painted silk. Lam de Wolf
Necklace: Untitled, 1986
Textile, hand-painted silk


Lam, de Wolf
Necklace: 1986
Textile, hand-painted silk

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Iris Eichenberg. Brooch: New Rooms, 2008. Wood, brass, copper, enamel, textile. Iris Eichenberg
Brooch: New Rooms, 2008
Wood, brass, copper, enamel, textile
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Isabella Facco. Bracelet: Untitled, 2009. Rubber and plastic dolls, necklace, metal, glass stones. Isabella, FaccoBracelet: 2009Rubber and plastic dolls, necklace, metal, glass stones. Isabella Facco
Bracelet: Untitled, 2009
Rubber and plastic dolls, necklace, metal, glass stones


Isabella, Facco
Bracelet: 2009
Rubber and plastic dolls, necklace, metal, glass stones

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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2008. Oxidized silver, glass stones. Karl, FritschRing: 2008Oxidized silver, glass stones. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2008
Oxidized silver, glass stones


Karl, Fritsch
Ring: 2008
Oxidized silver, glass stones

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Beppe Kessler. Brooch: Goethiet, 1998. Acrylic, textile, wood, graphite, goethiet. Beppe Kessler
Brooch: Goethiet, 1998
Acrylic, textile, wood, graphite, goethiet
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Fritz Maierhofer. Ring: Untitled, 2007. Gold, semiprecious stones, corian. Fritz, MaierhoferRing: 2007Gold, semiprecious stones, corian. Fritz Maierhofer
Ring: Untitled, 2007
Gold, semiprecious stones, corian


Fritz, Maierhofer
Ring: 2007
Gold, semiprecious stones, corian

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Stefano Marchetti. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Gold, silver, stainless steel, resins. Stefano, MarchettiBrooch: 2006Gold, silver, stainless steel, resins. Stefano Marchetti
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Gold, silver, stainless steel, resins


Stefano, Marchetti
Brooch: 2006
Gold, silver, stainless steel, resins

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Barbara Paganin. Brooch: Riflessi, 2009. Oxidized silver, glass paste. Barbara Paganin
Brooch: Riflessi, 2009
Oxidized silver, glass paste
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Robert Smit. Object: Untitled, 2008. Painting on canvas with partially painted gold particles. Robert, SmitObject: 2008Painting on canvas with partially painted gold particles. Robert Smit
Object: Untitled, 2008
Painting on canvas with partially painted gold particles


Robert, Smit
Object: 2008
Painting on canvas with partially painted gold particles

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Ruudt Peters. Brooch: Series Sefiroth, Malkuth, 2006. silver, sulphur. Ruudt Peters
Brooch: Series Sefiroth, Malkuth, 2006
silver, sulphur
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Silvia Walz. Brooch: Series Dolly, 2002. Silver, plexiglass, textile, plastic flowers. Silvia Walz
Brooch: Series Dolly, 2002
Silver, plexiglass, textile, plastic flowers
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Annamaria Zanella. Brooch: Celtica Rossa, 2010. Gold, silver, aluminium, rubies, enamels, resins, glass sand. Annamaria Zanella
Brooch: Celtica Rossa, 2010
Gold, silver, aluminium, rubies, enamels, resins, glass sand
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