“From coffee table to vase-holder, from display unit to a chest of drawers: a neutral rectangular box has in its interior a coloured base structure, fitted out with shelves, uprights or drawers, depending on its function. The design is characterized by the formal and functional contrast between the interior and the exterior of the piece of furniture. In cooperation with Tommaso Bistacchi.”
Davide Anzalone (Porto Recanati 1980), after graduating at the Politecnico di Milano, moves to Austria and gets a specialization in Product Design at the FH Joanneum of Graz. In 2006 he goes back to Italy and, after a short period in Design Group Italia, begins his freelance activity collaborating with various architecture studios and consumer electronics firms. Since 2007 he is Chief of Design Department of the Hertz and Audison brands. At the same time he is also working as a design consultant for concept and innovation design studios. In 2009 establishes Anzalone+Bistacchi design studio with Tommaso Bistacchi.
Ian Davenport is one of the most prominent contemporary artists of post-painterly abstraction.
As with his paintings, he injects news life to the practice of paintings in the most literal sense of the word. Within the stripes and sections, Davenport would count the seconds involved in each pour of the paint – deeming it similar to a musical beat. Sometimes this entire process takes place in happenstance and other times, under the pressure of a calculated tilt of the surface. Davenport’s artistic visual language is deeply rooted in colour, rhythm, timing, control and chance.
The artist consistently creates complex colour arrangements in vertical lines of varying widths. Starting out to only have had experimented with monochromatic or subtle hues, he expanded his repertoire and proceeded to work with bright, vibrant tones from animated sitcoms in popular culture – such as The Simpsons. His works are formal and calculated, but also vulnerable to unassailable forces of gravity and chance. Seeking inspiration from Italian frescoes, cars, street signs, and Flamenco, Davenport works by pouring gloss paint from heavy-duty syringes spaced along the top of the working surface, and then tilting it, or simply allowing the paint to overflow and ooze into concentric puddles.