Key (a), 2014

Metal and stone.

40 x 40 x 4 cm



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Ianniello’s research on the materials aims particularly to a result of synthesis: in his work the global merges with the local, the tradition with the avant-garde, the readymade with constructive and formal demands. This approach is not from a naïve anachronism, but from a rational and conscious choice: a choice of starting again from the 50s, when the use of heavy and ‘responsible’ materials like metal, particularly loved by Ianniello, was imposed.

This way of working contradicts the nature of the materials that have been used: the metals reclaimed by Ianniello are restless and sentient, suspended between organic nature and mineral oblivion, real and precious receptacles of memory. They come from old craft workshops, abandoned farms, industrial archaeology deposits, found in the Vallo di Diano and Alburni Mountains area.

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