86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

 

Milan based designer, painter and installation artist Alberonero has been busy transforming buildings in his quintessential cuboid style, this time at Sicily’s Periferica Festival.

Alberonero is really into squares. Lots of them. Painted in a plethora of colours and applied to anything that will stand still long enough to become part of his dazzling collection of artistic sites.

This particular installation is part of the Periferica project, ‘Where urban regeneration meets creativity’. A disused quarry in Mazara del Vallo, in the southernmost part of Sicily, Italy, had been transformed and re-energised by the local artists and creative community.

Alberto’s has implemented his signature style of painted squares for this festival installation piece. The talented Italian artist has created a two and three-dimensional interactive artwork titled ‘86+73’. Essentially a large white building has been overlayed by a pleasing rhythm of soft coloured, painted squares.

 

86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

86+73 Chromatic Installation by Alberonero | Yellowtrace

 

The multi-coloured squares move across different elevations of the building, wrapping their way along floors up walls and then onto the museum’s white flat roof. The sharp geometric outline of the squares, sit in stark contrast to the vibrant white skin of the building. The installation required over 300 litres of paint, which calculates to be roughly 400 kilograms. Not a bad effort.

Alberonero has always been intrigued by the relationship between people, the built environment and the natural one, reducing them, in his words, to ‘chromatic sensations.’

‘86+73’ is an exciting blend of art overlaid with architecture, mathematics, and the precision of the square structure metrically repeating itself over and over again.

 

 


[All images © Alberonero.]

 

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Susanna McArdle

Susanna has a background in Interior Architecture and a passion for writing. Based in Sydney, she has worked both in Asia and Australia designing. An avid writer, it’s hard to know what she prefers more, stringing words together or creating spaces. But one thing she does know, is that she loves doing the both together.

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