Andrea Petrachi


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TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

art

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

community

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

compositionwow!

 

AUTHOR:

Andrea Petrachi

YEAR:

2008 - 2011

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images © Andrea Petrachi

SOURCE: 

zeutch

NOTE:

Andrea Petrachi turns old school gadget into retro/futuristic android figures, bizarre characters and insects, born from the chaos of techno detritus.

All the design aspects of the original products ( old cameras, hardware, calculators, VTR, electric razors ) are absorbed into unique articulated sculptures, with an overabundance of personality that surpass their everyday materials.

Andrea describe his work as a celebration of the out-of-control desire to buy more and more things, a commentary to the planned obsolescence of products ( and  the vicious cycle of buying, breaking, and trashing ) which stand at the base of a mass production society.

Interested in forms that combines mechanical and organic parts, most of his pieces explores the boundaries between technology and anatomy, a dystopian vision inspired by diverse sources such as  underground subculture, cyberpunk, anime, sci-fi and videogames.

from: andrea petrachi