- roll dimension: 45 x 1500 cm
- pattern dimension: W540 x 360H cm
"Living every day together with Art, I believe it can illuminate life" - P. Tuttofuoco
With Within Without, Patrick Tuttofuoco has succeeded in combining the cosmic and personal dimensions in a single work.
The artist stages a game of juxtapositions between what is infinitely distant from us and what is close to us, what represents our private, intimate and domestic space. Patrick Tuttofuoco makes us ideally touch the ground of Mars, chosen as the background against which we can see some jewellery made by his grandmother, a stringer of pearl in early twentieth-century Milan, found by chance in a jewellery box.
The necklaces stand out imposingly against the extraterrestrial ground and mark the space vertically with shapes, reflections of light and colour. A handful of golden threads and stones polished by time symbolise intimacy, emotional closeness, the warmth of family and make us feel "at home".
"Within without" - inside out - can also be defined as the process of transformation the work has undergone over the years. Made in 2019 as a site-specific version, for CARTEdition it now evolves to fit harmoniously into any context.
Translating a work from site-specific is not an easy undertaking and not always feasible, it implies a solid balance within the work itself and a response to universal aesthetic and formal logics. It is the skill of Patrick Tuttofuoco, who is accustomed to dealing with space, whether it be public, museum or domestic, that has led him to rethink the project, choosing only a few elements and reconstructing the image by aiming for the maximum correspondence between its parts.
Patrick Tuttofuoco’s (Milan, 1974) practice is conceived as a dialogue between individuals and their ability to transform the environment they inhabit, by exploring notions of community and social integration in order to combine immediate sensorial allure with the power to trigger profound theoretical responses. Tuttofuoco melds Modernism and Pop; he presses figuration into abstraction, using man as the paradigm of existence, as the matrix and measuring unit of reality. From this interpretative and cognitive process, infinite versions of man and the context of his existence are produced, from which shapes able to animate the sculptures are generated.