Monday, August 20, 2007

Mattia Biagi: Black Tar

Tar Tofu Robot Mattia Biagi... Tar Tofu Robot (2007) and Works in Tar (.wmv video 27:35). From Mattia Biagi: Black Tar. "...Biagi’s idea of the TAR collection was born during a visit to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Entranced by the texture of the mysterious tar bubbling up from the ground, he dipped his shoe into the tar and saw the juxtaposition of ancient and modern life in a moment of epiphany. Biagi’s TAR Collection transforms the familiar into the surreal. Each object is immersed in a special mixture of tar that Biagi has formulated in his studio. Every object reacts in a different way, thus he developed a special technique to immerse them in tar, creating various layers but maintaining the original shape. In order to contain the movement of the odiferous tar, Biagi then uses a specially formulated glaze. The darkness that covers these iconic objects immortalizes and connects them to a unique concept of aesthetic beauty."


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