For his exhibition at NuN, Federico Maddalozzo presents the result of his research into the aesthetics of the automobile, with works that reflect on the fascination this modern-day icon holds for us.
The works are comprised of found objects from an automobile workshop. Used as support for the paint of body parts, they receive innumerable layers of finish. Situated in the novel context of an exhibition space, these ordinary objects acquire their own intrinsic formal properties.
Also interested in the sculptural aspect of the repair of a damaged bodywork, Maddalozzo appropriates the vocabulary of customization techniques, such as "molding" or "bandage".
With his exhibition Quattroruote (a name taken from a famous Italian car enthusiast magazine), the artist emphasizes the autonomy of shape and singularity of color, bending the components of the irrepressible automobile to his aesthetic will.
Federico Maddalozzo (born 1978 in Italy) lives and works in Berlin. Recently he has shown his works at gallery T293 in Naples, gallery Thomas Fischer, Berlin, Minibar, Stockholm, Grimmmuseum, Berlin and Mars - Milan Artist Run Space (solo). He was resident at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York in 2010.
Photos: Pierre-Etienne Morelle