Barman Object is a project that aims to enhance the finest collaboration results among architects, artists and craftsmen.
The goal is to pursue the virtuous contamination in the field of the Arts through the realization of objects in the balance between art, architecture and design, distinguished by the high handcrafted level.
Saturday, October 5th – Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Castello 6660E – Venezia
10am – 6pm
Finissage October 20th at 6.30pm
The ceramic art has always had a primary importance and a wide diffusion because it linked everyday objects to decorative masterpieces. Sicily, the place of origin of the artist Filadelfio, has an important tradition in the artisan production of ceramics.
Filadelfio, in the exhibition Ceramic Age, presents a selection of sculptures that, while drawing on the artisan tradition of Santo Stefano di Camastra, reinvents its forms and contents starting from a completely personal linguistic code. His works, thanks to their plastic, symbolic and conceptual value, are an example of how ceramics is highly sensitive to recording the artist’s research and experimentation.
The exhibition focuses on a selection of six pieces, of various formats, from the personal production of Filadelfio, and four works resulting from the collaboration with Barman Architects, made with clay and acrylic. Monochrome is chosen to bring out the sinuous lines through a clever play of tonal contrasts created by the light that reaches and reflects on the surface of the object.
Filadelfio was born in San Fratello (ME) in 1964.
Despite works in a particularly conservative art environment, includes innovative elements within his pieces, with the purpose of subvert built up standards over the years. In his works the shape takes over the majolica decorated surface.