by Andrea Anastasio
Two cultural matrices, industrial and craft, coexist and merge in an image that evokes Hokusai’s view of the Amida waterfall and whose title recalls famous Neapoltan song. Luna Rossa is a primitive object made of technology and archetypal craftsmanship, an apparition that relies on the mysterious dimension of visual emotion to approach the conflictual aspects that characterize the contemporary.
Andrea Anastasio lives between Naples and Mumbai. After training in Oriental studies, he embarked on numerous collaborative projects as a designer for Artemide, Danese, Foscarini and Memphis, before moving to India in 1991. His research focuses on the manipulation of objects, consumer goods and materials linked to the domestic context, in order to generate linguistic short circuits, while sabotaging their conventional meaning. He has exhibited in museums including: Grand Palais, Paris; MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto, la Triennale Milan; Yuz Museum Shanghai.