We have seen, in a previous post, that Pantone has chosen the yellow color – also in combination with gray – as the color of the year 2021. During my chromatic research of the “Lacer / actions” project I encountered several situations in which yellow was predominant in the color palette. Both as regards the decomposed advertising posters and for the cracks, corrosion and scratches of the urban and industrial environment, the presence of yellow is very strong and always manages to give life to natural and spontaneous images which, for me, are very interesting and of singular effect. As in the case of the images shown above.
ABOUT THE PHOTOS – Yellow varnish on a peeling metal surface can lead to truly surprising results. Time, weather conditions, smog, dust and rusts act effectively on materials and offer scenes of singular charm at the end of their corrosion process. Just like this yellow paint that the lens of my camera has caught on the pole of an iron gate. The metal material composes a palette of a mixture of colors. But, as I like to say, these are not paintings made by human hands. They are only the photograph of passing time that leaves its scars on materials and matter.
These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.
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Con un tocco di giallo… La vernice su una superficie metallica scrostata può portare a risultati davvero sorprendenti. Il tempo, le condizioni atmosferiche, lo smog, le polveri e le ruggini agiscono in modo efficace sui materiali e offrono, al termine del loro processo della corrosione, scene di singolare fascino. Come appunto questa vernice gialla che l’obiettivo della mia fotocamera ha colto sul palo di un cancello. E così, i grigi ed i neri del metallo corroso, accolgono frammenti gialli che si disperdono sulla superficie ferrosa, componendo una tavolozza di colori di grande effetti. Ma, come mi piace dire, questi non sono dipinti realizzati da mano umana. E’ solo lo spettacolo del tempo passa e che lascia le sue cicatrici sui materiali e sulla materia.