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‘Lux Informae’ by LorenzoArs

Art exhibitionOfficial Event of the Year of Light 2015

curated by Laura Capuozzo and Franco Torriani

…light is pure energy, but when it merges with matter it becomes shape…

Abstract

LUX INFORMAE
The exhibition concerns the Light that moulds the matter and is an Official event of the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light based Technologies (IYL2015).
Starting from the desire to shape the Light, lorenzoArs wraps the viewer in an imaginative and multi-sensorial experience that comes to life from the darkness. The artist started this long and ambitious project in the ’90s, using analogical photographic equipment and today, during the International Year of Light 2015, he exhibits the Aesthetic of the Light. The sculptural approach of his research shows how light “form” and “trans- form” the empty space, when it intercepts a sensitive medium. His “sculptures of light” enclose and then evoke the pictorial matter and the plastic materials. The molded Light is, in turn, the element of a communication process, which aims to catch the truth of vision and perception. A dynamic depth where colors create an indefinite dimension. Sign disappears, Light changes and shapes appearances. Subject to the “law of change”, light creates harmonies between sensory and transcendence. LUX INFORMAE turns, in fact, the two-dimensional being of the Photography into a “multiple points of view” setting to attract the viewer in a designed three-dimensional space. You have the sensation of floating in unstable figures, where the suggestion of the shapes is merges with that of the observer. Between density and transparency, light-sculptures emphasize the light-dark dichotomy that does not exclude symbolic values related to Life and Body. The “body of the light” borns, it is formed and evolves, creating a tangible immateriality. So, this series recombines the physical reality and the apparent one, fusing and con-fusing them to create harmony. Imaginative passion emerges thank to the genesis of colors that invade the space, modeling it. The experience – to which we are subjected – is so intimately connected with the
light-space. So, this exhibition will grow, mutate and evolve in an infinite series, which recalls the sense of our life and its flow. LorenzoArs firm the matter-form-light connection showing, at the same time, the unstable boundaries of all the artistic techniques.
 

 

LUX INFORMAE
by Franco Torriani
In this exhibition, that involves different techniques and media, but where Photography is the chosen tool, lorenzoArs presents a reflection and a production based, among others, on three elements: light, shape, material.
Complex balance between the desire to give shape to light and, as a declaration of intent, to bring out the shape through the use of light. Shape that emerges, according to the artist, from a mixture between the human species and nature, between the inside and the outside, between physicality and spirituality.
His analogical photographs and Polaroid prints, are both a presentation of the body and a reflection on the body and on the identity of the subject. A hybrid body that, as it appears in these artworks, or rather in their programmed sequence, is a hybrid of commissions ranging from culture, identity, techniques. A body that is neither completely natural nor wholly artificial (Bernard Andrieu, in Les avatars du corps).
Through the shape the body emerges from the dark (from the emptiness? Complex concept …) and the body itself embodies the shape ….
A research and application of photographic technique, that of Lorenzo, characterized by an experimental and productive relationship with the new media, as we call it, where the subject is placed gradually in a still image,
suspended into a process of experience and knowledge, of sense construction and perception of reality.


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…Light is pure energy, but when it merges with matter it becomes shape…

The exhibition concerns the Light that moulds the matter and is an Official event of the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light based Technologies (IYL2015).

LorenzoArs, a polyedric artist from Abruzzo origin but with an international artistic journey, immerses the spectator in the mystery of the empty space, crossed and shaped by the Light, and in the formal secrets of his shadow areas.

BIO (Italian)

lorenzoArs, creativo poliedrico di origini abruzzesi, si laurea all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna discutendo una tesi sulla propria poetica artistica con il Prof. Walter Guadagnini e, dopo varie esperienze lavorative nel mondo dell’arte e della creatività nei suoi luoghi e in diverse città italiane, si trasferisce definitivamente a Firenze. La sua produzione artistica spazia dalla scultura alla video art. La continua ricerca poetica si avvale di esperienze di ogni tipo, nelle tecniche e nei materiali, dalla calcografia alla scultura, dal trompe l’oeil al restauro pittorico. Dal 1993 ad oggi espone in numerose mostre in Italia ed all’estero, raccogliendo consensi per la sua poetica innovativa. Nel 1996 inizia il percorso lavorativo nel visual design e nel 1999 acquisisce la certificazione Adobe ACE e poi ACI e per un breve periodo entra a far parte degli Adobe Guru lavorando a stretto contatto con aziende di advertising come Adobe Evangelist.
Nel frattempo si impone con la sua agenzia di comunicazione come Art Director nel panorama della visual communication europea, lavorando con le eccellenze del made in italy e non solo, fino al 2010.
Parallelamente, prosegue e arricchisce la propria ricerca artistica con l’uso delle nuove tecnologie, facendo dialogare le arti visive tradizionali con il digitale e la computer grafica e approfondendo la sperimentazione intrapresa nei linguaggi audiovisivi e nella fotografia.
Nel 2015 il suo progetto di fotografia sperimentale “LUX INFORMAE” è selezionato dall’UNESCO come evento ufficiale dell’Anno Internazionale dell’Energia Luminosa
e si traduce in una grande mostra personale a Firenze, ospitata al Museo Casa di Dante (catalogo curato da Franco Torriani e Laura Capuozzo). La stessa mostra, nel 2016, viene pubblicata in “LightArt in Italy” di Gisella Gellini per il Politecnico di Milano. Il volume, presentato in una Conferenza-evento al Museo del Novecento di Milano, mette in luce le esperienze più significative nell’ambito della ricerca artistica su tale tematica.
La sperimentazione fotografica si accompagna e si contamina con il linguaggio pittorico e plastico. Di rilievo la serie ANGELS 3.0 che mette in luce contesti attuali in grado però di rimandare e far riflettere su sistemi di valori ontologici ed etici.
Vanta la direzione creativa di molteplici pubblicazioni editoriali, tra cui spicca 22secondi edito da Ed’A e la realizzazione della copertina e delle tavole anatomiche in PREPARAZIONE ATLETICA E RIABILITAZIONE Edizioni C.G. Edizioni Medico Scientifiche – Torino.
Oggi è docente MIUR di fotografia e visual design

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LUX INFORMAE at MUSEO del NOVECENTO – MILANO – ITALY

the LUX INFORMAE project was included on “Light Art in Italy 2015-2016” by Gisella Gellini, a publication about design of the light and on all the installations and temporary exhibitions of 2015/2016. Notice 4 April 2017 at 17.30 at the Museo del Novecento in Milan will be presented the book to the author’s presence, the …

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