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5.000 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY VISITED ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE. SHOW HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2013

   

Over 5.000 people have already visited “Colors of An Apocalypse”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition hosted in the ancient and picturesque Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio – Siena, Italy). Also in consideration of the growing interest and attention and the huge media coverage, the show has been exceptionally extended until January 15, 2013.

What someone has already called the "Italian artistic event" of the latter part of the year, it was developed with the web support (Roberto Alborghetti blog passed 70.000 visitors; his YouTube channel counted over 13,000 downloads) and the young people involvement. Over one thousand students have taken turns in the rooms of the charming manor, discovering the provocative artistic language of Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist and writer, who for years has been collecting realistic images about the "decomposition of publicity posters" as the subtitle of the exhibition tells.

Proposed and promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco, with the support of the Province of Siena , "Colors of An Apocalypse " has sparked an unexpected interest outside of the usual art circle and free from the current logics which manage the traditional promotion  of artistic expression. "Colors of an Apocalypse" exhibition displays forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his "Lacer/actions Project".  Along the seven rooms, people have the way to know the meaning of an artistic research based on observation and reproduction of the decomposition of publicity posters and urban "signs" on the city walls.

Roberto Alborghetti enters with his eyes in the great Babel of ripped and lacerated colors and words in order to grasp the chromatic energy, revitalizing what we usually consider as a rejection or a disturbing element (for the eyes and the urban landscape).

"Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters"

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortress

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany - Italy  

Opening Time (till January 15, 2013):

10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/30/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project Colors Of An Apocalypse Show TUSCANY Aldobrandesca Fortress The Decomposed Publicity Posters mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION EXCEPTIONALLY EXTENDED TILL JANUARY 15, 2013

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2013

Due to the great number of visitors, "Colors Of An Apocalypse", the Roberto Alborghetti Show at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Tuscany, Italy) is exceptionally extended till January 15, 2013.

On display: forty artworks (canvases, silk scarves, lithographs, collages)

from his incredible research about the decomposed publicity posters and urban signs...

Promoted by Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus and Pro Loco

Sponsored by Provincia di Siena.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/17/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Rocca Aldobrandesca TUSCANY exhibitions mixed-media installation video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE "REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE" TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

STUDENTS AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS (TUSCANY) VISITNG "COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE" SHOW

From an article by Marco Rossi

Over a thousand students from various regions of Italy have recently visited "Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters", the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition going on at the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy). This extraordinary young people flow coincided with the final events of the XIV edition of “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” (Unknown Pens and Videos) a national Festival promoted by Osa Onlus and the City of Piancastagnaio (Siena). Several school delegations, from primary to high school, had the pleasure of being accompanied on a visit personally by Roberto Alborghetti, who illustrated and described aspects, contexts and realities of his amazing artistic research.

It was a truly amazing experience which brought students into the language of a particular artistic expression. As someone pointed out, it really was a revolutionary choice to see an artist dialoguing and opening his world to the new generations. Was it also an attempt to break rules and taboos which sometimes condemn art in the usual circle of insiders? Yes, Roberto Alborghetti swam against the current, with incredible results: how many other italian art shows recorded in a few days such a high influx of young people? 

Over a thousand students entered through the halls of the impressive XIII Century Tuscany castle, touching with hand - in the true sense of the term – canvases, colors and materials. This is also a unusual way to know and live the language of art, without filters, barriers and conditionings.  

  

"Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity  Posters" exhib presents forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his "Lacer/actions Project". It's an astonishing research which explores the surprising  world of natural signs, shapes and colors left on the walls along the streets. Students who went up to Aldobrandesca Fortress, in Tuscany, are really left open-mouthed in front of the novelty of this research, in which completely random color and form are the key to experience emotions and  feelings.

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"Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters"

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortess

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany  

Opening Time: 10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/1/12 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti Colors of An Apocalypse-The decomposed Publicity Posters Lacer/actions Project italy Italian Art Events 2012 mixed-media installation video-art performance conceptual pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




IT'S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection  - more than 40.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here...

IT'S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS - ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 2012, MIXED MEDIA (REALISTIC IMAGE OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED POSTER)

There're no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing... Yes, it's raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up... A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?          

ABOUT 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Olympic Games will take place in a host of new venues as well as using existing and historic facilities. Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford and Lower Lea Valley in East London.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from today, July 27, to August 12, followed by the 2012 Para Olympic Games from August 29 to September 9. At the opening Ceremony around 100.000 people will be working on the Games – including 3.000 staff, up to 70.000 volunteers and a large number of contractors. The London 2012 Olympic logo has created considerable controversy and the spiralling cost of the Games is likely to be an ongoing problem...

London has hosted the Olympic Games on other two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olimpiades.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 7/27/12 | tags: Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti Torn and decomposed poster visual arts mixed-media installation video-art performance conceptual pop realism photography digital abstract graffiti/street-art modern




ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

BUY THEM ON-LINE AT

"LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR / OSCAR'S BOUTIQUE"

A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION! 

 

  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition - Crêpe de Chine – A Three Images Series.

  • Created by Roberto Alborghetti for "Lacer/actions" Project (Images of torn posters and urban "signs") in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

  

 

roberto alborghetti 's artistic silk scarves: the official poster

A three silk scarves series are now on sale at “La Bottega di Oscar” / Oscar's Boutique. They are available in a very special limited edition and at a special price. The silk scarves designs are  unique: they reproduce details of images concerning torn posters  captured on the cities walls around the world by Italian visual artist and reporter Roberto Alborghetti who had the idea to turn trash into an art subject (his incredible abstract pics are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographs and other materials). 

Roberto Alborghetti created and produced this particular fashion accessory with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists. Roberto Alborghetti creations have already won consents and attentions throughout the web and from medias; New York blogger Marina Chetner wrote that "Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend"

The only way to buy them it's on "LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR/ OSCAR'S BOUTIQUE" . This special limited edition of silk scarves is available on three designs titled: "Shared Moods”, "Nine Eleven, New York 2001", "Winds of May, ruffle my hair”.

Roberto Alborghetti

Videoclip at YouTube Channel

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 5/30/12 | tags: installation Textile design mixed-media Visual design Lacer/actions torn posters silk scarves video-art performance pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




THE NEW CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF MARCHE REGION (ITALY) WILL KEEP A ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS WORK

Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Art - There is some chaos... (canvas, 63x43)

There will be also an artwork created by Roberto Alborghetti for his "Lacer/actions" art project among the pieces that will be in permanent exhibition at the “St. Francis  Contemporary Art Museum” which is  being born in Mercatello sul Metauro, a picturesque and fascinating medieval town in the centre of Italy (Marche region, in Pesaro Urbino territory).

This beautiful and praiseworthy initiative is carried out with enthusiasm by the local City Council and by Mayor Giovanni Pistola, by Pro Loco (tourism promotion association), by artist sculptor Pasquale Martini (curator of the Museum) and with the collaboration of the whole community, from families to schools, involved also in a particular campaign called "Adoption of an artwork."

This extraordinary modern art collection (more than 150 pieces) will be kept in the ancient and medieval “St.Francis” convent now transformated in a beautiful  museum centre and a reference point for art and culture. The opening of “St. Francis Contemporary Art Museum”is scheduled for September 2012.

Roberto Alborghetti, as all the other artists hosted in this collection devoted to modern art, was proud to donate his work accepting the invitation he received from the curator and artist Pasquale Martini and from artist Maestro Carlo Iacomucci (who is one of the exhibitors too). Martini and Iacomucci viewed some of Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/Actions - Images of Torn (publi)City -   focusing their attention on an image that, according to them, depicts  and interprets the sense of Alborghetti's research about the “metropolitan signs of our times”. The work which will be hosted and shown at the Museum is titled "There is some chaos, but with focal point" (canvas, 63 x 43). The image was “captured” in Milan, on a cloudy day in December 2010 (this post shows it as a special preview). Roberto Alborghetti is very glad to be part of this art collection gathering national and international artists who are developing new forms and expressions about contemporary art.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 4/9/12 | tags: New Contemporary Art Museum Mercatello sul Metauro (Marche visuals torn posters Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti performance pop realism photography digital abstract graffiti/street-art video-art Italy) mixed-media




"ESCAPE FROM A DEFINABLE SPACE"...

 

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S LACER/ACTIONS ART, "ESCAPE FROM A DEFINABLE SPACE", CANVAS + MIXED MEDIA, 80X50, 2011

 

Hundreds of drops, black-white-grey colors, an absolutely random image, as the other 35.000 I took during my research about what I like to call “The Torn (publi)City” (ripped posters and urban signs). This is one of my last 2011 artworks. I had the luck to catch it in Milan. It's one of a series of 5. You never imagine where I took it from! Someone could define it as an expression of dripping techniques. Someone (again) could tell me that it is so similar to some Jackson Pollock paintings...

I only say that the image is absolutely natural and spontaneous, a realistic shot, caught in Milan by my eyes and camera... One day we should explain how reality – I mean: what we have under our eyes - has affected and ispired contemporary art. Meanwhile, this is just another of my “lacer/actions”. And I love people when they play to recognize in what I do some great artist's hand...

 

  •  “Escape from a definable space” / Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions - Medium: Canvas/Mixed media, 80x50, Image location: Milan, 2011.
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WATCH THE CLIP, WITH MACKINTOSH BRAUN SOUNDTRACK: 

http://youtu.be/AIkW03wDWtM

“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 35.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think that in the lacerated advertisings is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade).

 LACER/ACTIONS on web

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

https://twitter.com/#!/RobAlborg

www.facebook.com/roberto.alborghettilacerazioni

http://lacer-azioni.blip.tv/

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

http://it.linkedin.com/in/robertoalborghettilacerazioni

www.myspace.com/lacer-azioni

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 2/7/12 | tags: digital photography advertisings mixed-media Visual Art torn poster modern graffiti/street-art realism pop conceptual performance Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti surrealism video-art




STEPPIN' ON “LACER/ACTIONS” : A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO SEE A CANVAS

A Roberto Alborghetti artwork as never has been seen before... The videoclip shows a “Lacer/actions” out-of-view. Or better: an image caught under a different perspective. Roberto Alborghetti brings his eyes – and camera eye – inside one of his pictures of torn posters and urban signs. It's surely a different way to watch "And a big fire storm poured on earth..." (Canvas, 93x62, 2010). Capturing soundtrack: it's Kyrie (live version) composed by Lorenzo Perosi.

http://youtu.be/rokf3a_RTmw

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 1/12/12 | tags: modern graffiti/street-art surrealism abstract digital photography realism pop conceptual performance Lacer/actions video-art Lacer/azioni torn posters Visual Art advertisings Lorenzo Perosi mixed-media Roberto Alborghetti installation




2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE “LACER/AZIONI” CHANNEL

 

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS - LITHOGRAPH, 50X70, FRAMED (AVAILABLE)

These are the Top 10 videos that in 2011 gained the highest number of views at my YouTube Lacer/azioni channel. At the top we see the clip inspired by Srini Pillay's words about art and the art's healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist, columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author (his book “Life Unlocked” ispired the videoclip at 4th position).

At the second position: the clip I created remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin Towers attack. At the third place: the video about my show at Parallax AF in London.

It's also a pleasure to see in this 2011 chart the “Linger” clip created with poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers (West Memphis, Arkansas) and that one made with the Amsterdam based musician and composer JapJap (“The ever expanding light”). All the clips are created with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, images of torn posters. Click and enjoy them!

1.LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE / SRINI PILLAY'S WORDS

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

2.NINE ELEVEN / NEW YORK

http://youtu.be/_e_xNdQw7u8

3.LACER/ACTIONS at PARALLAX AF LONDON

http://youtu.be/r735Hb2NdnA

4.LIFE UNLOCKED

http://youtu.be/4n4JVnuIp2I

5.A STORY TO TELL: FROM RUBBISH TO SILK

http://youtu.be/M3ZQYB7r2sQ

6.THE EVER EXPANDING LIGHT

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

7.LINGER

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

8.THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM

http://youtu.be/k75rlHNnhHM

9. RADIATIONS (CLEAR-NU-CLEAR)

http://youtu.be/hpTfyQx5-FU

10.LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON

http://youtu.be/ShJ_j-s06Go

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/31/11 | tags: Roberto Alborghetti torn posters publicity Visual Art Videoart mixed media mixed-media installation video-art performance conceptual pop realism photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art modern




MY SEASON'S GREETINGS IN AN "HAIGA"

 

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI'S LACER/ACTIONS / HAIGA

Dark night

Snowflakes and frost

Before the New Day

 

Notte scura

Fiocchi di neve e gelo

Prima del Giorno Nuovo

 

This Season's Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50x70) is part of “Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs. I thank my “haiga” teacher: poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

Questo cartoncino augurale fonde - in quello che la cultura nipponica definisce “Haiga” - parole (“Haiku”) ed arte visuale. L'immagine (litografia, 50x70) fa parte della mia raccolta “Lacer/azioni”, relativa alla ricerca dei particolari dei manifesti pubblicitari lacerati e dei “segni” urbani. Ringrazio il mio “maestro di haiga”, il poeta, musicista e produttore Joshua Sellers, di West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

ENJOY THE CLIP:

http://youtu.be/nWvkGQlWpFE

http://animoto.com/play/pAjS6z18z4sRIhbIl1q18A

http://vodpod.com/watch/15820712-seasons-greetings-haiga-haiku?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that "since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was... a natural activity."

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/23/11 | tags: Visual Art torn poster Roberto Alborghetti Joshua Sellers digital photography Lacer/actions Haiga Haiku realism pop surrealism abstract modern graffiti/street-art performance video-art installation Poetry mixed-media




“MODA E TENDENZE” WRITES ABOUT SILK SCARVES CREATED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES

MODA E TENDENZE REVIEW 

MODA e TENDENZE” ("Fashion and Trends") – review published by L'Eco di Bergamo newspaper - in December 2011 issue, out on in these days, pays attention to Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer /actions" project, focusing on silk scarves made with images of torn posters torn and urban signs. "Fashion and Trends" - which is curated by Fabiana Tinaglia – writes: " The torn, dirty and worn paper of ripped posters sticked on the walls of our cities is now also become a fashion accessory and, specifically, silk scarves... After to be transferred on canvas and lithographs, "Lacer / actions" artworks by Roberto Alborghetti are now silk textiles, thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia, the Italian textiles designer who has been working with the most famous fashion houses in the world, as Valentino, Chanel, Dior, YSL.”

"Lacer / actions" - “Moda e Tendenze” writes - is a project created by Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist, author of essays and biographies, photographer. For years he has been "catching" around the world the details of the apparent chaos of torn posters on billboards or on city walls. So far he has collected approximately more than 30.000 images, taking on new forms of artistic expression now adopted by fashion. "

SU “MODA E TENDENZE”: LE SCIARPE DI SETA CREATE DA ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI CON LE IMMAGINI DELLA PUBBLICITA' STRAPPATA

Moda e Tendenze”, magazine de “L'Eco di Bergamo”, nel numero di dicembre 2011, in questi giorni nelle edicole, dedica attenzione al progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti, focalizzando l'interesse sulle sciarpe di seta realizzate con le imagini dei manifesti pubblicitari strappati. “Moda e Tendenze” - che è curato da Fabiana Tinaglia – così scrive tra l'altro:La carta sporca, strappata, lacerata ed usurata della pubblicità affissa sui muri delle nostre città è ora diventata anche accessorio moda e, nello specifico, sciarpe in seta... Dopo essere diventati tele e litografie, e pure videoclips, gli artworks “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti si sono trasformati anche in seta grazie alla collaborazione di Bruno Boggia che da oltre sessant’anni lavora con i tessuti e collabora con le maison più famose del mondo, da Valentino a Chanel, da Dior a Ysl. “Lacer/azioni” è un progetto di Roberto Alborghetti, giornalista professionista, autore di saggi e biografie, fotografo. Da anni ha l’hobby di “catturare” in giro per il mondo particolari e dettagli dell’apparente caos della carta lacerata delle affissioni. Finora ha raccolto circa 30 mila immagini che, trasferite su tela e su tessuto, riprodotte su litografia o scansionate in un videoclip, assumono nuove forme espressive. E di moda”.

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/8/11 | tags: modern graffiti/street-art realism pop conceptual installation video-art performance Fashion and Trends torn posters surrealism Moda e Tendenze mixed-media Bruno Boggia Fabiana Tinaglia Lacer/actions L'Eco di Bergamo silk scarves Roberto Alborghetti abstract digital photography




3 SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH TORN POSTERS IMAGES / SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

 

A series of three silk scarves. I've created them workin' on my images of torn posters details (“Lacer/actions”). I accepted the challenge that italian textiles designer Bruno Boggia offered me when I visited his Studio in Como (Italy). Bruno, with the invaluable assistance of his daughter Lucia and with the support of his staff, helped me selecting artworks to be converted into silk scarves designs. Bruno Boggia Studio has been working with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana...)

Within a few days, the challenge reached the finish line. The images of dirty and ripped papers - left to decompose on city walls or billboards – after being transformed in canvas, litographs and videoclip, have now changed in the elegance, delicacy and sheen of silk scarves. Here some photographs about the three Silk Scarves series created for a Special Limited Edition for my “Lacer/actions” project.

Roberto Alborghetti

For infos and bookings:

ro.alb@alice.it

 

SPECIALE EDIZIONE LIMITATA: LA SERIE DI 3 SCIARPE DI SETA CREATE CON LE IMMAGINI DELLA PUBBLICITA STRAPPATA

Una serie di tre sciarpe di seta. Le ho create lavorando sulle mie “Lacer/azioni”: immagini dei particolari dei manifesti pubblicitari stracciati. Ho così accettato la sfida che mi aveva proposto Bruno Boggia, il noto textiles designer di Como. Bruno Boggia, con la preziosa assistenza della figlia Lucia e con il supporto delle sue collaboratrici, mi ha aiutato nella scelta di alcuni artworks da trasformare in sciarpe di seta. Bruno (www.boggiadisegni.it) da oltre sessant'anni lavora sul textiles design producendo per i più conosciuti stilisti a livello mondiale (qualche nome: Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana...) Nel giro di pochi giorni, l'impresa è giunta al traguardo. Le mie immagini sui dettagli della carta – sporca, strappata, lacerata ed usurata – della pubblicità affissa sui muri delle nostre città è ora diventata anche sciarpe di seta. Dopo essere diventate tele, litografie e videoclips, i miei artworks “Lacer/azioni” si sono trasformati nella delicatezza e nell'eleganza di sciarpe di seta. Ecco alcune fotografie della serie di tre sciarpe realizzate in Speciale Edizione Limitata per il mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”.

Roberto Alborghetti

Per info e prenotazioni

ro.alb@alice.it

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/6/11 | tags: realism pop conceptual modern performance Bruno Boggia Disegni Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions Fashion designs mixed-media video-art silk scarves surrealism abstract digital photography graffiti/street-art




NO CLOUDS: POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S TORN POSTERS IMAGE

  Joshua Sellers words fused in Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions artworks: this is an HAIGA

No clouds

the wind revealed

in tall grasses

 

Nessuna nuvola

il vento rivelato

nelle erbe alte

 

Pas des nuages

le vent révélè

dans les hautes herbes

 

Ninguna nube

el viento revelado

en las hierbas altas

No clouds” is another result of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). We had previously collaborated on a music video, for “Linger.” Now, in a different kind of collaboration, fusing Joshua 's words this time with my images - realistic pics of torn posters and urban signs - , we have presented a series of haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. Here is the fourth of a series we have created so far. Poetry and my “Lacer/actions” artworks for a fascinating trip through imagination and states of mind... I took this image from a billboard's ripped poster. Maybe unbelievable, but it's true. ( 4 )

ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that "since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was... a natural activity."

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

Watch the previous Haiga:

A Jar of Rainwater: the third Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/haiku-and-visual-art-telling-a-jar-of-rainwater/

In a Spider Web: the second Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/in-a-spider-web-words-and-images-for-a-trip-trhough-perception/

Moonlit Sky: the first Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/moonlit-skythe-first-haigalaceractions-by-joshua-sellers-and-roberto-alborghetti/

Links to “Linger” videoclip by Joshua Sellers and Roberto Alborghetti

Earscapes Channel

http://youtu.be/iTtli44H66w

Lacer/azioni Channel

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/1/11 | tags: Lacer/actions graffiti/street-art surrealism modern photography digital Haiga Haiku installation video-art pop performance realism Torn posters mixed-media Joshua Sellers Roberto Alborghetti abstract




NO CLOUDS: POETIC VERSES BY JOSHUA SELLERS + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 'S TORN POSTERS IMAGE

  Joshua Sellers words fused in Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions artworks: this is an HAIGA

No clouds

the wind revealed

in tall grasses

 

Nessuna nuvola

il vento rivelato

nelle erbe alte

 

Pas des nuages

le vent révélè

dans les hautes herbes

 

Ninguna nube

el viento revelado

en las hierbas altas

No clouds” is another result of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). We had previously collaborated on a music video, for “Linger.” Now, in a different kind of collaboration, fusing Joshua 's words this time with my images - realistic pics of torn posters and urban signs - , we have presented a series of haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. Here is the fourth of a series we have created so far. Poetry and my “Lacer/actions” artworks for a fascinating trip through imagination and states of mind... I took this image from a billboard's ripped poster. Maybe unbelievable, but it's true. ( 4 )

ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that "since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was... a natural activity."

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

Watch the previous Haiga:

A Jar of Rainwater: the third Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/haiku-and-visual-art-telling-a-jar-of-rainwater/

In a Spider Web: the second Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/in-a-spider-web-words-and-images-for-a-trip-trhough-perception/

Moonlit Sky: the first Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/moonlit-skythe-first-haigalaceractions-by-joshua-sellers-and-roberto-alborghetti/

Links to “Linger” videoclip by Joshua Sellers and Roberto Alborghetti

Earscapes Channel

http://youtu.be/iTtli44H66w

Lacer/azioni Channel

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 12/1/11 | tags: Haiku Roberto Alborghetti pop performance video-art modern installation Torn posters mixed-media Lacer/actions Haiga photography digital abstract surrealism graffiti/street-art realism Joshua Sellers




IN A SPIDER WEB: WORDS + LACER/ACTIONS ART = HAIGA

Joshua Sellers Haiga fused in Roberto Alborghetti's Lacer/actions

Haiga Artwork: Roberto Alborghetti image and Joshua Sellers words

In a spider web

cherry blossom petals

twilight breeze

 

In una tela del ragno

petali di fiore di ciliegio

brezza del crepuscolo

 

Dans une toile du araignée

pétales du fleur de cerisier

brise du crépuscule

 

En la telaraňa

petalos de flor de cerezo

brisa del crepusculo

Musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers and I had previously collaborated on a music video, for “Linger.” Now, in a different kind of collaboration, fusing Joshua 's words this time with my images - realistic pics of torn posters and urban signs - , we are presenting a series of haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. Here is the second of a series of four we have created so far. Poetry and my “Lacer/actions” artworks for a fascinating trip through imagination and states of mind... This image isn't a detail of a ripped poster, but a particular of a couch surface... (To be continued)

ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that "since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was... a natural activity."

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

Moonlit Sky: the first Haiga+Lacer/actions art:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/moonlit-skythe-first-haigalaceractions-by-joshua-sellers-and-roberto-alborghetti/

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/23/11 | tags: Haiga modern installation Haiku Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti Joshua Sellers Torn posters mixed-media graffiti/street-art surrealism abstract digital photography realism video-art performance pop




L'ECO DI BERGAMO NEWSPAPER DEDICATES 2 FULL PAGES TO ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI' S LACER/ACTIONS ARTS.

 

I know: you aren't dedicated two pages in a newspaper every day... Especially when they refer to art and culture. However, this happened to me. L'Eco di Bergamo - the most popular local newspaper in Italy – wrote about my “Lacer/actions” artworks dedicating me two full pages.

The article is signed by Diego Colombo, who has interviewed me and has brilliantly reported and described the aspects of my art. In my WordPress pages I'm re-proposing some passages of the long and detailed article, thanking Diego Colombo and L'Eco di Bergamo for the attention they gave me. The entire article can be read on L'Eco di Bergamo, on October 26, 2011.

Link:

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/“leco-di-bergamo”-newspaper-dedicates-2-full-pages-to-roberto-alborghettis-“laceractions”-art/

 

Posted by Roberto Alborghetti on 11/10/11 | tags: modern graffiti/street-art surrealism abstract digital photography realism pop conceptual performance video-art L'Eco di Bergamo mixed-media installation torn posters Lacer/actions Roberto Alborghetti





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