The works of Petrucci offer to the viewers indecipherable and misterious images that are full of suggestions, connected to something familiar. We are dealing with futuristic architectures, cellular tissues, molecolar agglomerations, strange micro-organisms, plants, virus and maybe alien structures that escape any easy classification, creating doubts, curiosity and repulsion.
Cristiano Petrucci’s main work gives the name to the entire project. It is an entirely new production experiment that the artist dedicates to Vetrya and LKT Foundation.
The title refers to the famous “Unfinished” (Symphony n° 8) by Franz Schubert, with whom he shares the sense of mystery that hangs over the interpretation and open form of the composition, that the work could continue or stop at any time, remaining on a standstill perspective.
The name Unfinished Symphony suggests the idea of a total work of art; an unique and articulated great work, realized in site-specific and focused on the interaction between plastic forms, light and sound. The result is an unprecedented spatial, perceptive and sensorial dimension.
Cristiano Petrrucci gave life to three-dimensional plastic works, hanging on the walls like paintings to compose a complex choreoutical system by using simple white ping-pong balls, carved and chiselled, and subsequently assembled in articulated and consistent forms. Each work is backlit by a LED, whose chromatic variations are synchronized with the themes of an unpublished sound composition, written by Michele Papa, and inspired by Schubert’s Eighth Symphony.
The work, as a whole, produces a continuous, hypnotic movement and a reciprocal exchange between subjects and objects of perception, with formal references between the individual elements, indulging a time of circular fruition without having to have the need to identify a beginning and an end.
Exhibition curated by Davide Sarchioni
In collaboration with Terramedia ® - LaDI Art di Isaco Praxolu
Powered by Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini
Cristiano Petrucci was born in Rome in 1974. The beginning of his artistic career sees the development of a phase linked to conceptual Pop, based on the semiotics of faces, on non-verbal communication that characterizes the world of social networks. All this is made possible by the spherical shape of ping-pong balls, a geometric element of purity that allows to tell the contemporary world.
We can see how this modular element will be present throughout its artistic path as a unit of measure on which the natural selection of the form operates. If in a preliminary phase of the work of Petrucci is found a study on the communication and the languages of the human faces, the beginning of a more mature phase is dominated by processes that dig in depth, which regulate the unfolding of life in its primordial forms. He abandons the figurative, undertaking a study that overturns the perspective of the gaze, now turned to the internal structure of things. Thus he deepens the architecture of organic matter, where the language of life is articulated in becoming circular man-nature. It operates a process of democratization with respect to the anthropocentric vision, abandoning it in favour of organic life in its most global vision.
“Three kinds of light” P. Myoda, B. Jonquil, C. Petrucci
E3 Arte Contemporanea, Rome
curator: Gabriele Perretta.
“Ebanis. Growing in Amsterdam” Bonte Zwaan, Amsterdam
“Ebanis. Nuove forme di vita”, Ermanno Tedeschi gallery, Turin
Minigallery Assisi Contemporary Art, Assisi
“Emo/tional” Fabbrica Eos, Milan
curator: Alessandro Trabucco
“Emozioni Connesse” Studio Soligo, Rome
curator: Gianluca Marziani
“A bocca aperta non si mangia” Galleria Bettivò Horti Lamiani, Rome
Graduated in Modern Literature with specialization in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Siena, since 2005 he has been working as an art critic and freelance curator for public bodies, foundations, art galleries and private individuals in Italy and abroad, creating exhibition projects, collections, art catalogues and writing for some trade magazines.
He collaborates with established and emerging Italian and international artists.
From 2010 to 2014 he was curator of the special projects at Museum am Dom, Würzburg (DE). Since 2010 he has been the artistic director of the space Il Frantoio in Capalbio (GR). Since 2015 he is the art curator and consultant for LaDI Art and terramediaproject.it.
He is curator and consultant of art projects for the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini.
He attended classical and modern dance schools with enabling stages held by important international choreographers such as Jasse Smith, Bill Goodson, Jamal Sims and the Italians Mauro Astolfi, Mauro Mosconi, Caterina Felicioni.
He has been a modern dance teacher and he has worked as organizer of theatrical events, shows and press office. He has also carried out business management and control activities for various companies and currently he is the marketing and communication manager, curator of events and shows for LaDI Art, of which he is the founder, and for terramediaproject.it.
He collaborates with Davide Sarchioni on the organization of art projects for the Fondazione Luca e Katia Tomassini.
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