THE YELLOW YEAR / THEY AREN’T MAPS, BUT MACRO PHOTOS OF CORROSIONS ON SPEED BUMPS

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© Roberto Alborghetti

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 MACRO PHOTOS OF THE GALLERY

They are called artificial bumps, or speed bumps… They are buildings made of rubber placed by the Municipalities to induce to slow down, so that road safety improves. They are often used in an inappropriate and exaggerated way. Often they are mixed with pedestrian crossings, thus creating strange, bizarre hybrids, on the verge of legality.
I have found a way to see them in another way. That is: taking a close-up photograph when they are damaged and worn. Exciting “pictures” come out. They look like maps of a territory seen from from the top of a satellite… But obviously they are not paintings, but macro photographs for my “Lacer / Actions” project.

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“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the picture above.

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