SLAGS AND BRONZE COLLECTION - 2020
An investigation into slags in a reflection on the multiple souls of matter: Its mineral origin, re-obtained by smelting processes, and its artificiality drove by man. In collaboration with the Fonderia Artistica Versiliese tipstudio designed ‘Secondo Fuoco’, a sculptural and material collection combing the impurity of the scoria and the purity of bronze.
Tipstudio, Imma Matera and Tommaso Lucarini, have chosen to focus on the unless, on metal waste exploring the potential of the scoria in a link between the traditional approach to foundry culture and the spontaneity of metals. With the support of Fonderia Artistica Versiliese, an art foundry specialised in sculptures, they collets those impure materials coming from smelting process and then they catalogue, trim, mill and stick them together with wax. A Further Fire (Secondo Fuoco) will follow to create new and unique objects: Functional and material sculptures each containing its inverse, its exact contrary. While the scoria highlights the spontaneity and expressions of this almost rocky impure matter, the bronze acts as a binder and structural element.
The casted objects in limited edition have linear even brutalist shapes where waste and imperfection become part of the collection. Tables, lamps, vases and mirrors find balance in the combination with elements in steel, crystal and marble to enhance the material hybridization that is the basis of the entire project. The works reveal themselves to the physical interaction: formal rigidity flows into the curiosity of the person who touches, follows and reads the harmonic movement of the surfaces. The project is the result of over one year of research and experiments to achieve a fine balance between use of slags, bronze, formal possibilities and method adopted.
Project in collaboration with Fonderia Artistica Versiliese
All the Secondo Fuoco pieces are self-made. Slight variations in shape and surface may form due the process adopted.
Slags and solid bronze with elements in mirror steel and crystal.
Crystal parts are manufactured by ColleVilca, Italy
Photo credit Nicolò Panzeri