CRAMUM presents "DEEP OVAL" by Fulvio Morella on the occasion of the 1st Digital Fuori Salone
From 15 to 21 June on the occasion of the 1st edition of the Digital Fuori Salone Cramum presents the unprecedented artistic project "Deep Oval" by Fulvio Morella.
Fulvio Morella has been selected by Cramum as he has been able to bring the art of turning to the contemporary world. His artistic pursuit is a continuous and fascinating ‘overcoming’ of the technical limits set by wooden materials and the wood lathe. The artist creates innovative works that unhinge the idea of turning as a technique for the creation of ‘rustic’ didactic objects, which cross the border between design and art. His works, at first sight, are always design objects with a clear functionality (especially vases and plates), but the exclusivity and research turn his creations into works that go beyond design and everyday utility.
What is truly amazing in the new Deep Oval series is how a perfect essential final harmony hides a complex technical skill, which has pushed the artist to conceive, design and even produce tools. Months of research that find form in a very limited, as always, body of works (about ten) focused on the shape of the oval and the investigation of depth. The works immediately reach the viewer with their elegance and disarming linearity, thanks to the sinuosity of the forms and the oval hollow that recalls the egg and all the related archetypal meanings. However, the first works created within this series also present the back turned, so that they are, in fact, a development of the previous artistic project, Square the Circle. On the contrary, most of Deep Oval's works do not have a turned back and take on a new sculptural and totemic dimension, detaching themselves powerfully from the “flat” object. The works are wooden parallelepipeds with turned ovals inside. Clear reference, as the artist himself declares, to the ‘beyond’ and the spatiality expressed by Lucio Fontana's ‘expectations’. In some of the works in this series, the use of optical illusion, typical of OP Art, emphasises the sensation of depth. Fulvio Morella demonstrates, once again, that he is able to make his own inspirations and forms of contemporary art, and that he can apply them in an original way. The result is a fascinating reinterpretation of the centuries-old art of wood turning in an artistic and minimalist style.