Marco Bottin: Tormented Objects

Marco Bottin, A middle class portrain, piano with hanging laundry, contemporary italian art, socio-economic art with humor/stingMarco Bottin, A middle class portrain, piano with hanging laundry, contemporary italian art, socio-economic art with humor/stingMarco Bottin, A middle class portrain, piano with hanging laundry, contemporary italian art, socio-economic art with humor/stingIt’s not really surprising that Italian artist Marco Bottin of Padua wrote his graduate thesis in Philosophy on Economic Sociology, specifically the theme of gift and reciprocity. He has carried the theme, and related ones, into his art using everyday objects and filling them with symbolism and contradictions or tensions. His sculptures in particular are at once humorous and troubling, and if the visuals don’t pack enough of a punch on their own, the titles finish the job for sure. From top to bottom: A Middle Class Portrait (top two); Growing Up is not for Adults; In Loving Memory; and Statements, Injuries, Predictions.

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