The exhibition Grigio Lieve, curated by Roberto Pinto and featuring works by the Italian artist duo Ornaghi & Prestinari, is opening at Casa Morandi, Bologna, Italy, on January 20, 2017.
The show will be on view at Casa Morandi, the house of Giorgio Morandi, until March 24, 2017 and it arises from the artists’ idea of creating sculptures starting from the shadows in Giorgio Morandi’s paintings. Thanks to the virtual reconstruction of his studio through a special 3D-rendering software, Ornaghi & Prestinari were able to reproduce the paintings settings and their specific object arrangements in order to seize the hidden sights and use them to model object-free shadow cones.
More information about the show can be found here.
Grigio Lieve, 2015, color pigment on hahnemuhle paper, painted wooden artist frame, 14.15 x 11.4 inches, © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.
Based in Milan, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari have worked together since 2009 and have exhibited their work throughout Italy and Europe. Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on key motifs from 20th century Italian modern art, conceptual art and personal experiences, Ornaghi and Prestinari focus their practice on the dualities between thinking and acting, paying particular attention to spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions.
The artists are supported by Magazzino Italian Art, that in October 2016 organized, in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana a solo exhibition of their work at Casa Italiana, New York.