Casa dell’Architettura in Rome has inaugurated an exhibition by Italian artist Claudio Nardulli entitled “Interpretation of a form“. This exhibition, which has been curated by Barbara Martusciello, displays several photographs made by the artist in which he shares a personal view on Felix Candela‘s well known Oceanografic building in Valencia, Spain. The pictures reflect Nardulli’s interest on form and materiality.
“Interpretazione di una forma”
February 3 – March 16, 2017
House of Architecture / Casa dell’Architettura
Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47, Rome
TEXT BY THE ARTIST
The exhibition presents a series of photos, taken by the artist himself, that transform the shell-shaped hyperbolic paraboloids of Felix Candela in his Oceanografic in Valencia, inspired by nature, into abstract and essential images .
The aim of the exhibition is to create a dialog between the marble biomorph sculptures by the artist and the photographic images of shell-shaped architectural surfaces, via a rigorous aesthetic and geometric research which is characterized by the plasticity, lightness and momentum which are present in Nardulli’s poetic work.
The surface of a photographic image is inherently opposed to the volume of the marble sculpture, but both methods of expression are supported by light and aren’t actually so different after all. In fact, Nardulli highlights in a single detail how the two-dimensionality of an image is able to transform itself, at the boundary of its expressive potential, into sculpture.
The photographic images and the organic and aerodynamic shapes of the sculptures are shrouded by the magnificence of light, which highlights their geometric shape, regulated by the tools of a non-Euclidean geometry: ellipsis, concave and convex complementary surfaces, focused on a space-time relationship.