Second solo exhibition by Andrea Salvetti at the Avant-Scène Gallery, from October 16 to November 14, 2015
The designer Andrea Salvetti blurs the tracks. With a great diversity, his work invariably transgresses the boundaries between sculpture and design. The Tuscan nature that surrounds it has always been a source of inexhaustible inspiration. Andrea creates works that evoke the plant kingdom. Stools, mirrors-trunks, leaf seats or flower appliques are among these surprising and whimsical pieces of furniture, worked with a soft and brilliant color palette. Their uniqueness is a sine qua non, because none of the pieces can be edited or reproduced without the personal and manual intervention of the artist.
Most of his sculpted work uses metal. Andrea Salvetti takes all types of metals to create: brass, steel, aluminum ... The only exception to this rule of all metal in the exhibition: the divano d'oro, a sofa made of pine wood, completely covered in gold leaves. A meticulous intervention of Andrea's hand that imparts a metallic impression to this piece that originally escaped his favorite material.
For this second monographic exhibition, Elisabeth Delacarte brings together twenty original and unique pieces of a surprising variety. We find in this set the themes dear to the gallerist: the work of metal, the presence of plant and imagination to create a fantastic organic universe. The plant aesthetic and the attachment to the native land are the red thread of this set, but "Metalli Vegetali" is the result of a recent and prolific creative activity, which mixes art, design and philosophical research. Indeed, Andrea Salvetti is an artist designer who says he is representative of biodynamics. He proposes a new, undoubtedly artistic reading of the current of reflection on the biodynamic culture of which he shares the philosophical ideas.
At the heart of these debates, Andrea Salvetti goes beyond the exercise of sculpture. At the same time, he practices artistic, culinary performances or the installation of monumental installations in the public space. These have a strong ornamental dimension but are also functional. Andrea's works are born to be lived, with the ambition to nourish the spirit and to offer sensitive answers to the concerns conveyed by this philosophicak questioning.