Since 2013, Barry X Ball has been engaged in a 3D scanning project of the works of Medardo Rosso held in Italian public collections. He renders Rosso’s complex forms in minute detail, “reinvented, almost revisited” in various materials, from golden calcite to pink and white Iranian onyx, or highly transparent materials such as Mexican white onyx. The results are striking three-dimensional pieces that mirror Rosso’s sculptures. The charge of energy and mystery that the brilliant Italian artist embodied in his creations remains intact and is coupled with a contemporary vision that examines the potential and limits of forms and materials. The result is a virtuoso dialogue with Rosso’s works and with the masterpieces of sculpture in the Venetian museum.
Paperback | 96 pages.
11.81 X .28 X 10.98 in.