Graziano Locatelli’s artwork consists of damaged items comprising mixed materials like tiles, cement, glue, and metal plates. He enjoys creating disruption, but in a controlled, precise way.
“During my chaotic childhood, I developed an intense and uncanny fascination towards broken objects”From an early age, Locatelli explored imperfection by staying amidst ruins and in deserted towns. “During my chaotic childhood, I developed an intense and uncanny fascination towards broken objects”, states the artist. The process of breakage has since become Locatelli’s primary artistic vision, realized through working methods that give rise to a sense of tension. Some of his art objects are self-explanatory, while others are more subtle. The artist plays with things or figures breaking through tiled walls into the room, which bring to mind a birth scene at the interface between reality and unreality. In other work,s the viewer only sees hairline cracks which form the abstract shape of a human face. Locatelli transfers the fragility of objects to the brittleness of the human body.
All images © Valentina Angeloni / Claudia Antonucci