Urban Facts Theory
The Mother Cell
Acrylic over Plexiglass – 2016
This series of canvas are part of a private
investigation on a new representation of the Urban tissue.
I always felt as an Architect that something was missing in the way we represent and approach cartography. Developing the concept that Aldo Rossi stated in the “theory of urban facts”, i think that the actual way of mapping the building structure of our cities was missing all those elements that characterize the urban tissue (physical and metaphysical).
I’m playing with tools and rules of cartography in order to show all that life that a simple map forget to show. Like the “Situationist Movement” i tried to forget the concepts i studied in Architecture in order to achieve a real emotional map. Has been a voyage through colours and shapes, geometry and hierarchy, where urban elements express their inner soul and power, where buildings becomes receptors or connectors instead of lines and points, creating a new displacement where new equilibriums draw that network that compose our modern cities.