Gianni Piacentino

Gianni Piacentino
Library Shelf Location 18.PIAC
Publication Date 01 Jan 2013

One of the founding members of the Arte Povera group, Gianni Piacentino's practice evolved from early Minimalist structures to works influenced by modern industrial design. In the 1970s he became an advisor to the laboratory of an auto-body paint factory and began decorating custom-made motorcycles (many of which he himself raced, as he proudly states in his biography). His early minimal sculptures transformed themselves into new shapes that celebrate the idea of dynamism and speed, recalling the vehicles that inspired his projects - motorcycles, monocycles, automobiles, and planes. Creating these works with the same degree of care and attention to detail as industry puts into the production of these machines, Piacentino brings the highest level of handcrafted technique to his perfectly finished forms. He has resisted trends and fashion for almost 40 years, and defies categorisation.

ISBN 978-3037643273
Quantity 1
Pages 200pp, 10 x 26 cm
Editor Andrea Bellini
Authors Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Dan Cameron, Andrea Bellini
Format Hardback
Publisher JRP Ringier
Related Artist Gianni Piacentini
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Painting, Arte Povera, Sculpture, Abstract painting, Abstract sculpture

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