For Mantova Creativa the Corraini Gallery hosts the exhibition by Andrea Anastasio.
Using carving and die board, two creative techniques used and popularised by Bruno Munari, Andrea Anastasio creates a book from a book, (A flower with love, by Munari himself) turning it into a numbered multiple entitled INNESTI.
The exhibition space in Galleria Corraini, combining household objects and graphic works on the same level, revealing the exchange between creating and thinking that characterises the author's work.
On the tables in the Gallery, you can see the MIMETICI compositions from everyday life where jars, bottles, bowls, oil cruets, and soap dishes are reshaped in porcelain, making still lifes from multiple and hybrid functionality.
To act as a counterpoint to the porcelain's achromacity, you can also see the CRATERI objects with a dual-function, glass flower pots that are also containers for plastic bags, which evolve and transform with the passage of time and use - and there are also the STRINGHE, objects with a dual-function, glass flower pots that are also containers for plastic bags, which evolve and transform with the passage of time and use - and there are also the IKEBANA, a series of photographic collages made through tearing and rebuilding, giving shape to a design that is parallel to that of the original image, in a "graft" that is both patient and layered with signs.
Andrea Anastasio (1961) is an Italian designer and artist. In 1991, he moved to India, where he lived for a number of years and where he regularly returns. He has worked with some of the most prestigious companies in the world of design. Since 2002, he has scaled down his work as a designer to concentrate on his artistic practice.