FUNDAMENTA II / 20
Screenprint 2 layers and screenprint monotype
106,7 x 142,2 cm, 2022
Magnani Revere White paper 330 g.
EDITION OF 30 / Each one is a unique edition
Produced in collaboration with 56Fili during
Borondo’s Open Studio Residency at Varsi Lab
The reflections behind the “Fundamenta I” series are the basis for the “Fundamenta II” series, which is born from the synergy between Gonzalo Borondo and Edoardo Tresoldi.
Borondo begins to work on his production elaborating both graphically and conceptually the considerations about the column as an element of connection between man and nature and, as if it were a sign of that connection he is looking for, he runs into a work made by Edoardo Tresoldi in our laboratory, in a collaboration with 56Fili.
Thus was born a spontaneous and unexpected interaction that finds its reason to exist in the dialogue between visions, approaches, and poetics that at a first glance are opposed to each other, but which find their common root in the last encounter between man, nature, and sacredness.
The column screen-printed by Tresoldi together with 56Fili, which transport on paper the compositions created for the installation “Opera” on the seafront of Reggio Calabria, tell of an ethereal, light element that soars upwards, aiming at the sphere of the sacred in which it tends to disappear.
That element that feeds the entire poetic of Tresoldi, which tells us about the absent matter, emptying the architecture from its physical mass and transforming it into pure language, able to merge with the elements of the landscape and seek contact between man-made space and natural space.
Borondo inserts himself into this imagery with a pictorial and instinctive gesture, depicting an equal and opposite drive, i.e. the site that holds the column anchored to the ground, which keeps it tied to the organic, material, and mutable sphere that generates life.
Once again, in the juxtaposition of elements that are so radically different, it finds the answer to how to start a new path of reconnection and dialogue, which can bring people back to their rightful place in the order of things.
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