“The dialogue between Sculpture and Architecture in my visual research shows the plastic/architectonic potentialities of Sculpture from a formal and fruitive point of view, through a variety of “senses” of the plastic/architectonic dualism expressed in my sculptures. This interdisciplinary dialogue is formalized in plastic projects, thought in an architectonic conception’s, and they are a reflection on the present through the architectonic’s language translated in linguistic code of the sculpture, careful to the current time’s evolution where the “borders” between different disciplines, in particular Architecture and Sculpture, in visual field are particularly permeables and dialoguing each other. My work excludes any sense of irony, sarcasm and emulation because I am interested in visual and architectonic developments with more attention to the meaning and formalisation’s values of my work. Moreover I’m interested to the potential of the work after its achievement, so as it is not remain isolated in itself like any object and I consider before of its realization the useful aspects of its correct expositive and communicative arrangement. I’m interested to the functional use of materials, where the “model” in scale is made of grey pressed cardboard thought for its realization on a big scale like an “architectonic sculpture” with sizes similar to the Architecture’s field, with a following materials’ choice. These materials are different for each sculptures from plasterboard to iron, steel, iuta, concrete, marble, neon light, wood etc. and they depend from the planning idea without any “power elite” between themselves, because the material of the sculpture is useful to show it in visual terms and it coincides with the general meaning of the project.”
Salvatore Tulipano is the first ‘sculptor’ that I’ve met since this project started; maybe I should improve my dialogue with them! When I saw Salvatore’s artworks I was thrilled. I find sculptures incredibly interesting. Some of them have strange ‘unnatural’ shapes, very sharp or tapered, or very linear with exceptions… I am always wondering if our body can do the same. But also why the sculptor decided for that configuration, colors and size… how humans related to sculptures? What do you feel you banged into them…?
Surely it’s important to try to start a dialogue with the artworks. Then start exploring it by touching, climbing and experiencing the sculpture it’s material, flexibility, hardness and so on – Although I am not sure if museum guards will be happy about these ideas!
Salvatore Tulipano is an Italian artist migrated to England, but really active in his home country. Recently he has been nominated for the Novicelli award 2013, won the Co.Co.Co. Como Contemporary Contest 2013, and his works will be exhibited at JCE (Jeune Création Européenne) Biennals that opens the 16 October a Montrouge (FR). Congratulations! Don’t miss the chance if you are around to see his sculptures, or keeps the dialogue going!