For about 15 years, Benetta has pursued his own artistic path, which through time has better defined the aspects and profile of such a solid man, yet still on the way to self-discovery. Right from the beginning, Benetta’s vast artistic production has found its center of gravity in Bodoni’s font. The letter becomes once again that same object that in the ancient typographical tradition was chiseled in iron and minutely carved in plates, in order to put together, as in a puzzle, the elements created. In this way Benetta carves, creates and welds the iron letters repeating that ancestral manual labor, yet producing some changes: he enlarges and frees it for it to be reformulated. A process that clearly sums up the essence of contemporary art. His works must be distinguished from those contemporary productions that use art to examine the social problems of our world; Benetta addresses himself to the universal where the infinitely big looks just like the infinitely small; in other words, he speaks to each one of us, intimately.

ENRICO BENETTA

Weight 0.66 kg
Dimensions 24 × 30 × 1 cm
Pages

112

Year of publication

2016

Languages

Italian/English

Printing

colour

Binding

paper binding with flaps

Availability

available

Number of images

95

text by Chiara Casarin

Italian/English edition


14.25

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ISBN: 978-88-99534-11-0-1