November 7, 2016

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Bianca Ng

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Plastic Resonance By Francesca Pasquali: Who Said Plastic Can Only Be Trash?

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My favorite type of art is when you see different observations from afar versus up close. There is a bit of mystery to what it is you’re exactly looking at, but you are curious to what it could be. A few weeks ago I came across the Italian artist Francesca …

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My favorite type of art is when you see different observations from afar versus up close. There is a bit of mystery to what it is you’re exactly looking at, but you are curious to what it could be. A few weeks ago I came across the Italian artist Francesca Pasquali’s first U.S. solo exhibition Plastic Resonance at Leila Heller Gallery. When entering the stark white gallery, the works of art hung on the wall are like rays of vibrant sunshine enticing you to come a little closer. From a distance, they are beautiful, colorful, sculptural pieces with dynamic movement. Once you step forward, you realize each work of art is composed of hundreds, if not thousands, of plastic materials such as straws, neoprene, polyurethane foam, bristles, and balloons. Suddenly you’re thinking, “What?! How?!” According to the press release from Leila Heller Gallery, the plastic material is also a metaphor for adaptable, and subject to being molded, to impressions, touch, or change.

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Pasquali has always believed that the art and the observer should be completely involved. She wants her viewers to be consumed by her sculptures within the environment. Viewing the art, with all the beautiful textures, becomes an engaging experience. The visual beauty of her sculptures is that she is interested in the harmony of proportions.

Pasquali said, “…all my works must follow the rhythmic pattern of nature. Whatever belongs to nature turns into something artificial and vice versa. The difficulty is to convert harmony with artificial materials and objects.”

Here are some other examples of her work:

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new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

new york branding sports graphic design company

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Photos belong to Leila Heller Gallery and Francesca Pasquali. For more information, check out her website.

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