Layering. Take away layering, and you remove a significant portion of everything in the built environment- artistic and functional. One of the least known, and yet most influential artists of the Post-war Italian art scene- Mario Ceroli- has been producing works of varying visages in installations and sculptures for over forty years.
Two of his works, La Vague (layered, cut wood) and Maestrale (layered, cut, green glass) display an energy seemingly impatient and desirous of breaking from the corporal and crashing through the gallery settings in which they are displayed, as pure power. The layering runs perpendicular to the direction of the waves’ movement, and thus instead of detracting, actually lends to the personal and movement of the works.
By: Matt Davis