Lorenzo Marchi

projects/years 2016-2017-2018

UTOPIA RD. (Photography) 2018
DESERT/ECONOMY (Photos, sculptures, collected objects) 2018
I'LL DROP A LINE (Abstract Painting) 2017
RAMELTON (Photography) 2016
OUT OF TIME (Photography) 2016

Between criticism and proposal, DESERT/ECCONOMY is the process that photographs, recovers and transforms waste, objects and materials of the physical and social desert. The desert as a place without boundaries or temporal limits. In the desert we are and look the same way.
RAMELTON. Irish survey between lands, horizons and urban landscapes, in the pearly light of the great northern skies
I'LL DROP A LINE is a research/process  2017 in abstract fieldThe process started from a revisitation of the Neoplastic Movement  a century after its beginning.

Since in contemporary art almost everything has been investigated in subjects and techniques, and the appropriation has been used by artists intensively since the 1980s, with regard to some processes I prefer to use the term revisiting, which highlights the time factor, the (historical) re-reading just re-taking a subject.

The use of digital techniques applied to a decostruction of some neoplastic artworks led me to a kind of sabotagescomposition, rhythm of lines and colors, mixed with some results of my scansion research developed  since the 1980s.

The project/process Utopia Rd. comes from the hundreds of photographs about a journey that I began in Los Angeles in June 2018 (for me it was the first time in the American continent).

California and Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, the photographic background of the landscape becomes an archetypal scenario that challenges the polysense of the text. The great and utopian season of the 60s and 70s bashfully resurfaces. The American desert and the sidereal America of Baudrillard, “the America of the empty, absolute freedom of the freeways" also re-emerge.

The project offers also a counterpoint to the digital utopia of modern traveling. Aerial and satellite images capture unclassified places, not functional for heterodirect tourism, lost intervals in the practices of contemporary travel.