Filippo Avalle, art and technology merge

It was in the 70s , at the beginning of his carreer, that this artist began working for a short time at the Castiglione Olona Center Polymer Art:  here he first experieced the use of methacrylate (acrilyc glass), which will become the preferred material of his works; through this material he can overcome the concept of bidimensionality:  methacrylate  is a plastic material with interesting properties of transparency and opacity, therefore able to hide or reveal a space that goes beyond the canvas. His works on acrilyc glass sheet sursprise for the complexity of their cromatics and compositional effects that follow one another through four or five methacrylate sheets; this complexity is obtained by almost fine dust incisions,  thin shapes cut out of acrylic glass and filters attached to the panels with different inclinations that differently capture and refract light. The light and shadow effects are accompanied by colour obtained by the immersion of methacrylate items in a particular heated solution:  the colored liquid penetrates inside the material so that it can’t be damaged by external agents. His experiments with this special material go beyond sculpture and painting, embracing also the world of architecture, with complex architectural compositions with a strong verticality which remind us of symbolic contents typical of Gothic art .

1) light harp: light acrylic and fiber optics sculpture

2) A flower around Gaia: sculptural methacrylate plastic

3) Il riccio: stratigraphic methacrylate  structure with electric motor for the movement

4) Gothic nr 1: stratigraphic methacrylate  structure