Alessandro Piangiamore - NOMAD x Phillips Paris Monday, September 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    The "Ikebana" series is based on a collection process associated with the quotidian and the contingent: market castoff flowers or flowers found along routes that the artist takes every day, collected and drown into slabs made using building materials. The hardness of the materials and structures contrasts with the lightness of the flowers, which conjure up a traditional ideal of beauty and fragility. This exaltation of the imprint left behind by something ephemeral imbues the work with a characteristic that fluctuates between still-vital beauty and the echo of a twilight zone. The artist’s reference to the past is expressed as a key part of the artworks’ titles, which consist of the date that the artwork was created, preceded by the word ieri (yesterday) because, materially speaking, the result of a creative work is visible only the following day.



"Bianco Ikebana 08092016"

Concrete, flora, iron, galvanized iron.
203 x 113 x 3 cm (79 7/8 x 44 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

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