Untitled (Volcano) #12, 2012

Miami Beach 2019
Mixed Media
found postcard, coral
20.0 x 20.0 x 15.0 (cm)
7.9 x 7.9 x 5.9 (inch)
In the series Untitled (Volcano) Alessandro Piangiamore enacts a visual shortcircuit between old found postcards depicting vulcanic landscapes and the solid nature of a coral branch that seems to extend the image beyond its natural edges, materializing the smoke into something solid. As often in his work, Piangiamore speculates on the idea of landscape as a ready made, treating into something that can be manipulated to challenge the viewer’s perception and the certainty of the image.