assemblage, mixed media
cm 16,5 × 16 × 24,5
sculpture and installation
Its additive process, made of fragments and fragmentariness, questions the concepts of finiteness and identity. An object made to contain, the result of industrial standardization applied to the primary need for nourishment, hermetically sealed to totally conceal its contents until desecration has taken place, becomes a kind of portrait of an unstable identity, betting with the uncertain and even with the denial of itself.
Luca Rebesani (1961) was born in Verona, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic, where he studied design with Nino Di Salvatore, Bruno Munari, Carlo Nangeroni, and Attilio Marcolli. He works in communication and design, and calls himself an “outsider artist”, in a frontier area between disciplines where he hybridizes analog and digital, painting and sculpture, typography and photography, unique and serial, with a strong emphasis on the ability of objects to contain stories. His additive process of fragments and fragmentarity, questioning concepts of finiteness and identity, resembles in some ways David Carson’s method in graphic design. Kiriquisti is part of a series of works in which Rebesani exploits the perceptual and cultural potential of the can, already dear to the research of New Dada, Nouveau Réalisme, Pop art, Piero Manzoni and even Joseph Beuys: an object made to contain, the result of industrial standardization applied to the primary need to feed oneself, hermetically sealed to totally conceal its contents until profanation has taken place, here it becomes a sort of portrait of an unstable identity, which bets with the uncertain and even with the denial of itself.