Stefano Arienti

Studio Guenzani

Within the gallery, Stefano Arienti created a forest. Senza titolo (Tulipanini) (Untitled [Small Tulips]), 1998–2003, was an installation piece, a sort of photomural landscape of tall trees with tulips blooming at their feet. The work is made up of twenty identical posters cut up into vertical strips of varying widths, then mixed together, juxtaposed, and superimposed to suggest a variation on the initial image. The final configuration, more than forty feet long, is thus the result of a process of decomposition but also of multiplication; it is simultaneously similar to and different from the original. The eye is stimulated by the play between repetition and variation created by elements that are consistent and yet change, depending on how they are juxtaposed.

The work is simple, a collage. Cutting is one of the processes of which Arienti has often availed himself since the ’80s, along with

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