alfonso artiaco
alfonso artiaco
founded in 1986

lello lopez, the factory
19.01.2011 - 28.02.2011

lello lopez - 2011

Alfonso Artiaco gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Lello Lopez solo-exhibition on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 7.30 PM. The artist will attend the opening.

Lello Lopez based his research on reality, lived on a compound of meetings with people. This establishes relationships that have direct experience of a concrete world. This interaction occurs through the video installation, half-truths chosen so that the experience is repeated. 
In the project "The Factory", proposed in the Project Space Gallery Artiaco Alfonso, the focus falls on the difficulties that beset the world of work. The video installation artist Campania is a reflection on the drastic transformations and conversions that, in this time of economic crisis, the industry suffers and their effect on the lives of people who work there.

"I have always been interested in the fact that" frequent "and as a result of my territory. In the Campi Flegrea area where there were several factories is implementing a restructuring that will erase inevitably, in addition to artifacts, even the memories of a "world", the factory, which has greatly contributed to the social and civil life of our country. I think appropriate to make film, photograph and create, with acrylic colours, on some blueprints found abandoned (during my repeated visits), the sense of my own experience.  The places where entire lives have been accomplished are quickly covered by the colour of time. Only a few traces of the rusted machinery still reveals the past life: signs of plaster plates, sheets hung on the wall, resting on the tooling equipment ... "(Lello Lopez) 

The video "The Factory" is accompanied by music: “Epitaffio N1” of Luigi Nono, about  , the poetry of Garcia Lorca, the setting is an abandoned factory and is shot from a moving car. The card works on technical blueprints for projects found in abandoned offices, which support the video installation, are made with acrylic paint and reproduce the images of simple machines and tools that are now part of a world and another time. 

lello lopez - 2011

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