vincenzo de cotiis' en plein air exhibition is a manifesto of pure naturalistic inspiration
 

vincenzo de cotiis' en plein air exhibition is a manifesto of pure naturalistic inspiration

update 01/09/2019: vincenzo de cotiis’ en plain air exhibition is now on show at carpenters workshop gallery san francisco (saint joseph’s church, 1401 howard st, ca 94103)  from 18 january to 28 june 2019.

 

 

carpenters workshop gallery is pleased to present en plain air, a solo exhibition by italian architect, designer and artist vincenzo de cotiis at its london location. spanning from september 15th through november 23rd 2018, the show features de cotiis’ return to london, with his latest series comprised of new pieces from his ‘progetto domestico’ collection.

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en plein air — french for outdoors — is a solo exhibition by vincenzo de cotiis at carpenters workshop gallery in london. it relates to the movement in art history when artists, at the end of the 19th century, decided to leave their studio and paint outdoors to work with natural light. famous painters like monet, renoir and degas were part of this movement. for de cotiis, the collection refers to both painting history and nature in a subtle and sophisticated creative mix.

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featuring 20 furniture-sculptures handmade by italian artisans, the collection of seating, lighting, tables, cabinets and bookshelves is a feast that combines semiprecious stones, murano glass, recycled resin and cast brass, resulting in unique pieces. each iteration showcases a special care for detail and opulence.

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’it is a manifesto of pure naturalistic inspiration,’ says vincenzo de cotiis. ‘a quintessence of everything that the movements of the early 20th century had established. the chromaticism of the materials draw from pointillism; pre-cubist geometries and organic expressionist schemes alternate in perpetual rhythm, de-structuring the classical canons, forging them into the contemporary world. a new iconographic and morphological alphabet composed of signs that take hold of the past just as they do the future.’

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

vincenzo de cotiis en plein air carpenters workshop gallery designboom

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