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Stories

Siméon Jan Maurice Giorgio

To come alive the objects have to escape their still life by going back to three-dimensionality.
In the process of leaving the painting they meet each other. These are the adventures and as characters of the story, they interact and reshape one another. 
When they are ready to finish their transformations, the plot ends. Their quest of leaving the painting was a success.
The original still life having defined the atmosphere of the story, the characters are reborn in materials fitting that atmosphere.
I intended to give a soul to objects through one system. That system is the core, the spine.
Whats created around that system depends on the input.
Here the inputs are the three still lives, and even after going through the exact same system the outputs are as different from each other as the inputs are.

I am exploring the endless possibilities of shape thanks to that structure around which the characters can grow and be given life.




Mark

Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779)

Nature morte avec carafe et fruits, 1728

(above)
55.7x46 cm, oil on canvas
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe


Siméon collection, 2018

Glassware, Marc Barreda:

Carafe
Wine glass, Liquor glass, Water glass
3D printed steel, Shapeways
Spice spoon, Butter knife, Rice spoon
Ceramics, Mathilde Philipponnat

BowlPlate






Jan Groover  (1943-2012)

Untitled, 1987

(above)
40.3 x 56.8 cm, Chromogenic color print

NewYork, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.
Acc. no.: 338.1994.x1-x2.
© 2019. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, NewYork/Scala, Florence
© Photo SCALA, Florence


Jan collection, 2019 

3D printed steel, Shapeways:
Beer opener, Salt shake, Pepper shake, Pestle
CNCed acacia wood:
Mortar – Cutting board







Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958)

Nature Morte, 1909-1911

(above)
54x65cm, oil on canvas 
Christie's Images Limited.
© 2019.Christie's Images, London/Scala, Florence
© Photo SCALA, Florence

Maurice collection, 2019

Plastic 3D prints, Shapeways
Ceramics (pictures soon to come), Mathilde Philipponnat
Teaset : Teapot, Cups, Plates, Tray

Featured in Wallpaper Magazine, January 2020 issue






Giorgio Morandi