From April 17 2021, the exhibition by Davide D’Elia will be staged in the spaces of the Ex-Elettrofonica gallery in Rome.
Among the works, various old ships’ disused objects “reinvigorated” by the artist within our worskshop.
In “Primo Letizia” and “Secondo Letizia” (2020, 01 and 03), two watertight hatches suck a metal buoy from the 1950s into sculpture-paintings that echo a slightly frozen Nouveau Realisme aesthetic.
The work called Heavy (2019) is built starting from a stainless steel and tempered glass window that has been replaced on hull from the 1980s, whose symptoms of time have been blocked by the antifouling action of an iris paint that transforms the object trouvé in a precious abstract painting.
Apnea (2019) consists of a watertight marine door where the artist prods the viewer on whether or not it needs to be opened.