Federico Maddalozzo, Artist in Residence 2013

Federico Maddalozzo, Refreshing chromophobia _structure #02, 2012, powder coated steel, spray paint, 229 x 144 x 2 cm, Photo © Tiziano Martini

Residency Period
Spring 2013

Federico Maddalozzos research analyses coding systems, through their rules and standards. He is interested in the failure of systems to correspond with lived experience. It is in the marginal and uncontrolled elements from production processes, its traces and discards, the error, the way in which all these elements visually affect our approach to reality that he finds material.
His works often reproduce this tension and at the same time take into consideration the way in which systems of control and organization are put into question by the errors that are inevitably produced within them. Spaces of interest are the urban surfaces, the structures that organize public space, and production processes. By observing these contexts, he derives a language made of minimal signs and forms based on a process of reproducing physical structures and traces of color. He considers the way in which these elements influence our perception – arising as grids that direct or obstruct our gaze – and their aesthetic impact. Color, discards and error become central elements in the visual grammar he uses for the representation of today’s landscape. His interest in chromatic variables and codifications, rather than deriving from an analytical approach or scientific premises, originates from a more poetic and emotional approach to the gaze.