Marco Abbamondi. Highlights
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Marco Abbamondi. Highlights

Marco Abbamondi - born in 1974 - based his personal research on the relationship with nature in the deepest sense. In fact, it is not limited to celebrate nature in a conventional and academic way, but emphasizing its fragility and at the same time the expressive and formal potential that its raw materials can offer. His compositions - halfway between paintings and sculptures - are the result of a deliberately antithetical combination: a cement base, a raw but very useful element, and a selection of highly precious pigments from various parts of the world, extracted from the land. The result is a unique work, unrepeatable and never serial: in fact, although the colors used are often repeated, their intensity varies based on external factors that cannot be foreseen, which actively contribute, as well as the artist's action, to the realization of the work. The contrast continues when, once all the elements have been fused, the cement paste is torn and remodeled as to create wounds, resizing the defensive and structural role to which cement is generally associated, emphasizing its fragility. The condition of a continuous movement reveals itself in all its phenomenal reality. About twenty works have been selected for the exhibition, mostly belonging to the "Lands" cycle, which have already received a very wide acceptance by critics thanks to exhibitions in prestigious institutional venues, such as LA Artcore in Los Angeles (2010) , the Metropolitan Art Museum of Tokyo (2016) and the Royal Palace of Caserta (2017). The title of the exhibition conceals a double meaning: the light that plays a fundamental role in the reading of the image, and the concept of the installation itself, from his earliest creations - with more earthy tones and dark - to the most recent ones - in which the pigments produce ever more vibrant and intense effects. The mixing and casting techniques - perfected over the years - have led to the "Lands Pure Pigment", in which the metallic reds are extracted from the roots of plants and the iridescent blues come directly from Morocco. In addition to some pieces taken from the Tokyo and Caserta exhibitions, eight unpublished works will be presented to the public for the first time.

Marco Abbamondi. Highlights