Tristano di Robilant

Galleria Alessandra Bonomo

Tristano di Robilant’s work has developed around an unlimited, almost playful engagement with the materials, techniques, and “practices” of art which he links together in a game of continual references. Preexisting or handmade objects (a bucket, a brick, a stopper) are fused to or molded into another material, changing in substance, weight, and appearance. Once assembled, these shapes generate autonomous, versatile imaginary structures that, with the help of poetic or subtly ironic titles, create an open system that investigates the significance of making sculpture. Their solidity is counteracted by a multiplicity of interpenetrations and juxtapositions that produce an unexpected, spontaneous, almost alchemical fluidity, though existing proportions or boundaries are never literally disregarded.

The largest work in this show was the clearest example of di Robilant’s strategy; entitled Who’s

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