"collage casuale" 001, 2012, cm. 18 x 23

“collage casuale” 001, 2012, cm. 18 x 23

All the works here presented are collages created using some acrylic-painted cardboard cutouts which I had used for other compositions. The cutouts were ‘accidentally’ placed on a sheet of paper – also chance can be a formal principle. As Rudolf Arnheim claims (Accident and necessity of art, in Toward a psychology of art, University of California Press, 1966, 169), “the accidental throwing together of elements does not always produce disorder, deviation, lack of connection, or interference […] some will have order or even symmetry, others will be quite irrational; some will be harmonious, others discordant”