Attracted by the beauty of fabric construction and starting from the concept of warp and weft, I developed a system of representation of the image curious and innovative.
I started to investigate the ways in which a sheet of paper can change according to the type of cutting and bending, and I have identified in the system of weaving an alternate way to construct three-dimensional shapes. The idea is not to create three-dimensional objects based on body shape, but turning a two-dimensional surface like paper or canvas, 3D object adapted to body shapes. I have been using these two-dimensional surfaces as pictorial space and through an elaborate system of digitization of the image I created three-dimensional portraits. The result is a colorful sculpture of paper or canvas intertwined. Are portraits. Are people. Anonymous identities. It is an abnormality of mind. Portraits are a 360° of contemporary people.
Despite the surprising complexity of implementation, the forms created enact an authentic game of surfaces, shapes and colours. It expressed willingness to intrigue the viewer through a Visual and tactile experience, activating of processed perceptual processes based on sensory and cultural contrast.
Portrait360 is the human being urban, global and contemporary. Approved form. With city stars. Free to be aesthetically anonymous. Are visions to 360 degrees in human beings social, which put us face. Make that Portrait360 is conceived as head wear. Therefore available to changes in taste.
Dimensions: 50 x 40 x 40 cm
Material: paper, canvas, painting
Artist: Gianluca Traina, Italy