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Lorenzo Vitturi 'Dalston Anatomy' - Photographers Gallery

 

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The exhibition of current artist, Lorenzo Vitturi ‘Dalston Anatomy’ at the Photographers gallery shows a boisterous visual celebration of the artist’s local market, combining photography with sculpture and instillation. Vitturi was previously a cinema set painter and designer, which is evident in the exhibition’s bold, instillation appeal. He began creating sculptures in his studio out of objects and food from the market, arranging them in dynamic and colourful compositions. Some of the fruit was left as is, others were left to rot and others were splattered in colourful pigment. I found that the composition of the fruit in some of the pieces reminded me of 17th century still life paintings, like the works of Floris Van dyck. Initially when I walked in I was struck by the bold, vivid colours that took over the room, even walls were painted that corresponded with the bright colours in the works. I also noticed the dynamic arrangement of the pieces that seemed very unconventional to the curation of many other exhibitions. The thing that I found most interesting about this exhibition was the way in which I interacted with the works. The layout of each peace allows the audience to move round it, perhaps as they would at a market. This is also suggested in the central sculpture/instillation where the structure is made out of a metal frame with wooden panels and blue and white striped cloth, reminiscent of a market stall. The way the artworks were placed was unusual where normally artworks are shown on walls spanning round the room at head height allowing the audience to simply walk round, in this exhibition the audience’s eyes are looking round the whole room. Pieces are placed on the floor, high up on the walls, in corners, some have been repeated, enlarged and rotated and pasted onto the walls, it almost looks random and slightly awkward.

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