Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sculpture: Computer Cities

Fifth Avenue
USD 8,100

Franco Recchia builds miniature cities out of computer scrap. "In these works of art I mostly utilized heat sinks, RAMs, disk controllers, electronic connectors, chipsets, microprocessors and TV tuners," he says. "The idea is to give life again to what otherwise is destined to be lost – or worse, thrown away."

His work is on show at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York until Friday.

USD 6,700

Pechino District
USD 4,000

USD 5,600

Manhattan 3
USD 6,300

Italian artist Franco Recchia delves into the world of technology and the manmade form in his mixed-media sculptures that focus on the urban landscape and related themes. Taking apart old computers, he breathes new life into their component parts by reusing them to build ingenious skylines. Driven by a compelling curiosity to “see what’s inside,” he approaches each subject with that sense of innocent amazement, instinctively following a compositive and rigorous logic until each piece is laid in its correct place. What results are wonderfully distinctive pieces rich in detail, marked by crisp, clean lines and colors that work to delineate the overall composition.

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