Thanks to a person who works in the safety in construction sites, I had the chance to see a large abandoned area behind the Arese shopping center, where from around 1965 to 2005 Alfa Romeo gave work to over 25,000 people.
Struck by the history of these places, I have visited and revisited the large parking area several times and started working on it.
These “non-places” convey to me a sense of abandonment, of broken reality where a good part of constructions will be dismantled. At the same time, I was fascinated by their perspective structures that made me imagine the story that was there when Alfa Romeo buildings and factories were operational.
Inside this indefiniteness I wanted to insert some parking lots lines more definite, as if they communicate us a precise direction. Those lines become the places themselves, the signs of painting that are inserted within the abandoned industrial landscape and that give life back to that place.
This large work (180x140cm) is the first taste of this new series of artworks about these abandoned areas and their large parking lots. I would like to know what do you think and if do you like it.
Happy monday and good week to all!