Galleria Anna Marra, Rome
Our exhibition project is focused on the ability to transposition the matter, whether it is a tactile material element like the woven used by Faig Ahmed in its carpets or an intangible element like the light of Fabrizio Corneli's works. These two artists, although so different, are able to use the material transforming it into a work of art in which the result surprises creating special and scenographic effects.
Fabrizio Corneli’s research originates in the study of the complex laws of optics. His choice of a material, the light and, its negation, the shadow, is new in the history of traditional sculpture. The tactile experience which would certify the existence of the work itself is missing. Corneli goes beyond the physical confines of sculpture. The consistency of the work can no longer be traced in its form, but in its idea that by definition it is immaterial.
Faig Ahmed, represented in collaboration with Montoro12 Gallery, Roma-Bruxelles, experiments with traditional materials and colors such as the rug weavings in Azerbaijan or Indian embroidery. He is well known for his conceptual works that utilize traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets, to translate it into contemporary sculptural works of art.
His works reimagine ancient crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes. Ahmed is among a new wave of artists exploring crafts in innovative ways to produce works that break away from conventions associated with the craft by bringing it into an art historical context.