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Andrea De Stefani - On the beach

Andrea De Stefani - On the beach

Andrea De Stefani - On the beach

.On the beach, 2gethr, 4eva / painted iron, glass, painted wood (chrome), painted stone (chameleon paint), chromite sand / 90 x 35 x 145 cm
Sponsored by Untitled Association in occasion of Menabrea Art Prize 2015

Menabrea Art Prize on Cura.
Birra Menabrea

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NOCTURAMA

In Nocturama your gaze delves into a reversed temporality. The elements of an urban landscape merge in a formal synthesis as your eyes get used to the amber lights.
Penetrating into an artificial gloom, we find ourselves familiar again with a distorted world.
It is the relationship between subjectivity and its exteriority that is compromised and redefined. Hierarchies are reweaved within this finite terrain. New relations are set, starting from existing elements, from their realities and fictional natures.
This architecture delineates a system composed of fluctuating factors. As part of the living, their relations are constantly renewed to balance a precarious state of differences.
Immersed in a synthetic darkness, the uniqueness of forms that inhabit it appear as embodiment of a new nature. The otherness of this reversed vision opens up novel imaginaries.
In Nocturama our gaze takes into account different domains of sensibility. Reshaping the relation of the subject to time, the body and the landscape that surrounds it.

A description of landscape, loaded with temporality, is always a narrative: there is an “I” in movement that describes a landscape in movement, and every element of the landscape is loaded with its own temporality, that is the possibility to be described in another moment, present or future. (Italo Calvino)

Guido Santandrea

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

 

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama

Andrea De Stefani - Nocturama 

Nocturama / installation view @ Almanac Inn 

.Nocturama / installation view
.Dry Landscape $exy Jackson / coins, string, clay, bituminous waterproofing paint, ash / 500 x 270 x 50 cm / detail
.Diminuendo in Blue / lambda print on dibond 70 x 110 cm, dried Celosia Cristata, iron
.Diminuendo in Blue / lambda print on dibond 70 x 110 cm
.Nocturama / installation view
.Smash-Up Nocturama Edition / billboards (print on blueback paper, 70 x 110 cm each), iron, glass, painted wood (1966 Piaggio Green), asphalt / environmental dimensions 
.Smash-Up Nocturama Edition / billboards (print on blueback paper, 70 x 110 cm each), iron, glass, painted wood (1966 Piaggio Green), asphalt / environmental dimensions / detail      

.Smash-Up Nocturama Edition / billboards (print on blueback paper, 70 x 110 cm each), iron, glass, painted wood (1966 Piaggio Green), asphalt / environmental dimensions / detail
Photos: Oskar Proctor

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Andrea De Stefani - Time-specific

Time-specific Light-sleepers / installation view @ Somewhere

.Time-specific Light-sleepers / table, jar, fake plastic log, deckchair, enamel paint, snow / environmental dimensions

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WHOLETRAINinvito

De Stefani - dry landscape T2B01

De Stefani - dry landscape T2B02

 

De Stefani - smashupJAGUARO

De Stefani - smashupDET

 

De Stefani - dry landscape T2B03

De Stefani - dry landscape T2Bdet01

De Stefani - dry landscape T2Bdet02

 installation view @ WHOLETRAIN, Fondazione Per l’Arte, Rome

.Dry Landscape T2B /  rubbers (Hankook Winter I Cept Evo 255/35R18 225/40R18) and dust on canvas (200 x 100 x 4 cm), plexiglass, blueback paper, lime tree / environmental dimensions
.Smash-Up Silverstone / wood, painted wood (English Racing Green), stones, plexiglass, cardboard tubes / 50 x 30 x 140 cm
.Dry Landscape Chillaxin’  Jackson  / asphalt, steel grating, clay, bituminous waterproofing paint, coins, xylocopa violacea / 800 x 170 x 20 cm

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DIORAMALN

De Stefani - Diorama 02

De Stefani - Diorama DET

.Diorama Ln. / steel, glass, polystyrene, carpet, vinyl, asphalt, painted plastic / 160 x 110 x 40 cm
installation view @ This place is really nowhere, Jupiter Woods, London

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aiuola

De Stefani - Longboard Aiuola

De Stefani - Longboard Aiuola

De Stefani - Longboard Aiuola

De Stefani - Longboard Aiuola

Longboard Aiuola Rurban Edition, installation view @ Milk Revolution, American Academy, Rome

Longboard Aiuola Rurban Edition / cereal mix, cold mix asphalt, wood, painted wood (Audi deep black pearl), wheels / 150 x 400 x 10 cm
Photos: installation view by Roberto Apa

http://moussemagazine.it  –  http://www.curamagazine.com

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Keep It Real

De Stefani - Dry Landscape GT

De Stefani - Dry Landscape GT

De Stefani - Dry Landscape GT

De Stefani - Dry Landscape GT

Dry Landscape GT, installation view @ Keep It Real, Ventura XV, Milan

Dry Landscape GT/ asphalt, iron / 16 x 6 x 1 m
Photos: Andrea Rossetti / Grfx: Daniel Sansavini

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De Stefani - The Place To Be
De Stefani - The Place To Be
De Stefani - Pause flag
De Stefani - Longboard Aiuola

The Place To Be, installation view @ Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

.Longboard Aiuola Fitzroy Edition / glazed ceramic tiles, bead-tree berries, wheels / 550 x 280 x 8 cm
.Pause flag / palm branch, wall projection / variable dimension
.G’Day Bitscape / mixed media / 20 x 30 x 2,5 cm

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Smash Up - lettering

Smash-Up (a synonym of accident, crash, collision) is the word from which the term “mash-up” has been derived in Jamaican Creole: a song consisting entirely of recombined parts of existing ones.

For his second solo exhibition at Fluxia, Andrea De Stefani created a dry garden based on the aggregation of materials and forms of discordant origins, a landscape designed from the reconfiguration of residual forms. The elements that De Stefani has identified, collected and used as a matrix for his sculptures come from a specific environment: the margins of the industrial zone and the urban periphery, a terrain vague described by French landscape architect Gilles Clément in his definition of the “third landscape”.

Roots intertwined with plastic debris, scraps readapted to nests, moss-covered industrial leftovers are some of the forms generated by the merging of contingent environmental and cultural features. Defining a preferential path within the gallery space and interacting with its geometry, De Stefani draws a crystallized panorama that marks the actual degree of humanization in a new, natural balance.

De Stefani - SmashUp
De Stefani - SmashUp
De Stefani - The Roots
De Stefani - SmashUP
De Stefani - Polygonal Lasso
De Stefani - Polygonal Lasso
De Stefani - Polygonal Lasso
De Stefani - Godless Gang
De Stefani - Smash-Up
De Stefani - Smash-Up

De Stefani - SmashUp
De Stefani - Holes aka My Niggaz
De Stefani - Holes aka My Niggaz
De Stefani - Jackson Stain

Smash-Up / installation view @ Fluxia / Photos: Andrea Rossetti

.Dry Landscape (Polygonal Lasso) / sand, gravel, chromite sand, can, iron, wood, rusty paint / 280 x 356 x 342 cm
.Godless Gang / moss, beer and sugar paint / 65 x 180 cm
.The Roots / fiberglass, iron, wood / 250 x ø35 cm and 300 x ø40 cm
.Smash-Up / wood, stones, metallic car paint / 102 x 76 x 60 cm
.Innercity Blues / blueback paper / environmental dimensions
.Holes aka My Niggaz / iron, asphalt / 167 x 204 x 123 cm and 95 x 170 x 95 cm
.Jackson Stain / chromite sand / 25 x 90 x 100 cm

http://moussemagazine.it

 

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De Stefani - Dry Landscape
De Stefani - Dry Landscape
De Stefani - No Way (Ghost Track)
De Stefani - No Way (Ghost Track)
De Stefani - Dry Landscape
De Stefani - Dry Landscape

Dry Landscape / installation view @ Viafarini

.Dry Landscape (Material Design) / tar paper, concrete, plaster, paraffin, asphalt, OSB, particle board, wood / variable dimensions
.No Way (Ghost Track) / concrete on PVC panels, footprints / 110 x 160 x 3 cm each
.Ercolino the bollard / steel, concrete, asphalt / 120 x 90 x 45 cm

http://www.pizzadigitale.it

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Hole / iron, asphalt / 140 x 80 x 85 cm
I filled a cavity of a road surface with asphalt, then i flipped the resulting mass on a supportive structure.

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De Stefani - Jackson (Twin Room)
De Stefani - Jackson (Twin Room)
De Stefani - Jackson (Twin Room)

Jackson (Twin Room) / anti-slep felt / environmental dimensions
installation view @ GUM Studio

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De Stefani - No Way (Fade In)

No way  (Fade In)

No Way is an ambience that follows the form of a ”hand to hand” confrontation between me and a series of elements mutated from an industrial landscape. I subtracted some recurring forms from the street, then i alterated them by a process of removal / addiction of material.

No Way (Fade Out)

De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)
De Stefani - No Way (Fade Out)

No Way / installation view @ Fluxia

.No Way (Fade In) / lambda print / 15 x 10 cm
.No Way (Fade Out) /  cotton, white concrete / 170 x 80 x 70 cm; 110 x 130 x 50 cm; 60 x 70 x 60 cm; 100 x 40 x 30 cm
.No Way (Fade Out) / bitumen, ash, found objects / 30 x 50 x 20 cm; 30 x 50 x 30 cm; 40 x 50 x 35 cm; 20 x 40 x 20 cm
.No Way (Fade Out) / concrete / 20 x 180 x 60 cm

http://www.neromagazine.it

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De Stefani - reazione nera

Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia

I dipped white granite Naxos sheets in a paraffin and black pigment compound on the boil. After few hours I took the sheets out of the compound and cleaned them. As a result their chemical structure was transformed: the oily material settled in the internal channels of the sheet that were less dense, thus occupying the empty spaces that divide the crystals within the marble. The whole process took place in public among the wreckage of an industrial area.

De Stefani - Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia
De Stefani - Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia
De Stefani - Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia
De Stefani - Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia
De Stefani - Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia

Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia / installation view @ Fluxia

.Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia / action @ Porto Marghera / photo series / lambda print / 20 x 30 cm
.Nel mentre che ovunque si affaccia / naxos granite, paraffin, pigment / 80 x 80 x 1,5 cm

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De Stefani - I grilli di Gillot
De Stefani - I grilli di Gillot

I Grilli di Gillot / cotton, paraffin, steel, elastic thread / variable dimensions
installation view @ Galleria Civica di Monfalcone