The Reuse series was born like all other series, Flowers, Family, Aporia and Woman almost by chance. At the very... Read More
The Reuse series was born like all other series, Flowers, Family, Aporia and Woman almost by chance. At the very beginning, it is not easy to understand this artistic process and it takes a lot of strength and patience because man always looks for answers in what he does and especially in our current technological age in which we live as it gets faster and faster. But Art is sometimes not rational ... and it doesn't give immediate answers ... Once you understand what you are doing, then it's about feeding this series and supporting it. The Reuse Colletion, is a cycle of works that start from the idea of reusing an existing image and gives it back life but with a different meaning. It gives a second life to the image that would have remained closed in a magazine after having being seen. It becomes like a Ready Made pictorial that takes its cue from the Dadaists and therefore from fashion magazines, art newspapers or comics or from an old already painted canvas. Here, for example, one evening I took a wooden board that I had in my studio on which I had started a classic portrait to learn the techniques of restoration representing Agnolo Doni by Raffello Sanzio during my restoration course Saturdays at the Academy, and that I had never finished, I turned it upside down and immediately made the art work "Raffaello Sanzio". The work itself represents the imprint that remains of the Aporia of the image as a temporal union between the art of the past with the present. A double self-portrait ... Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence that this art piece was made in 2020, the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death. One evening, my father brought me various supports to paint including an old one of his paintings of a landscape which he had done together with the Treviso painter Gianni Ambrogio. I kept it in my studio for months looking at it with affection. Then I decided to put it in the Reuse collection, rotating it and painting on it. Here it was a landscape made by my father, Ambrose and by me, but it was no longer a landscape. It became a face. During a vacation with my family in a small village near Florence, I saw a Russian fashion magazine and started leafing through it. I noticed some details that struck me, the suitcase, the historic car, the jewels, the bride, the model, ... and they became part of the Reuse collection. Returning from a trip from Singapore, I took a tourist map that I bought in the city and painted on it, without particular attention to the places that were represented, here was Reuse Maps. Or by chance, in 2019 "Reuse Monnalisa" was born ... even though I didn’t think about Leonardo's 500th anniversary falling that year.