Stefano Arienti. The Asian Shore
Boston, Isabella Gardner Museum, June 29 - October 14, 2007.
Boston, Isabella Gardner Museum, 29 giugno - 14 ottobre 2007.
Milano, 2007; bound, pp. 76, 74 b/w and col. ill., cm 16x24.
- EAN13: 9788881586547
Subject: Design,Essays (Art or Architecture),Graphic Arts (Prints, Drawings, Engravings, Miniatures),Monographs (Painting and Drawing),Textiles (Tapestries, Carpets, Embroyderies)
Period: 1960- Contemporary Period
Extra: Oriental Art and Culture
Weight: 0.29 kg
With an inexhaustible toolbox of techniques, a devotion to drawing--using commercially printed papers, tracing photographic images, making photocopy transfers, folding, cutting, sewing, drilling, applying silicone, acrylic or spray paint--and an almost-Surrealist knack for collage and uncanny combinations, the Milan-based artist Stefano Arienti has long been in search of new ways to make a mark while experimenting with free-form narrative. Especially suited to book form, the works collected here are juxtaposed lyrically, with lines from one page seemingly disappearing into the book's gutter and reemerging in a new form on the next. This well-considered volume combines earlier work alongside more recent drawings inspired by the archives of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where Arienti made good use of the Oriental collection.