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Chapter II
“An anthropological approach”

FUOCO
Production:
Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
Enquire to:
Gallery S.Bensimon

FUOCO exhibition, 2017
Fonderia Artistica Battaglia
Photographic work by Federico Villa

FUOCO side-table, 2017
Casted bronze
42 x H56cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP

FUOCO chair, 2017
Casted bronze
50 x 50 x H70cm
Edition of 6 + 2AP

FUOCO chair, 2017
Detail of the seat

FUOCO chair, 2017
Detail of the backrest

FUOCO table-mirror, 2017
Casted Bronze, antique mirror, gold plated brass
35 x 13 x H42
Edition of 10 + 2AP

FUOCO candle-holder, 2017
Casted bronze
23 x 14 x H33cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP

FUOCO candle-holder, 2017

FUOCO wall-mirror, 2017
Casted Bronze, mirror, copper plated brass
50 x 50 x H180
Edition of 6 + 2AP

FUOCO wall-mirror, 2017

Roberto Sironi has sought out the remains of trees that have been burned by fire, trunks hit by lightning, charred branches salvaged from the mountains. With the ancient technique of bronze casting, Roberto has transformed them in objects of experimentation: the fragility of burnt wood becomes solid and permanent matter, completing a work already started by nature. The wood shaped by fire, acquires new meaning and is crystallised in bronze. The bronze casting gives eternal life to the elements and mirrors what happens in a forest hit by fire: the matter permeated and crossed by the heat followed by the slow and necessary cooling that stabilises the material. The collection of objects investigates the symbolic meaning  of fire – possibly mankind’s most important legacy – through the dichotomous aspect of death and rebirth, fear and strength, considered as the elements that have always driven man’s journey. It can be considered evidence of the link between man, art and nature.

ph_Federico Villa

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