Studio Nucleo, 2012
By Piergiorgio Robino & Alice C. Occleppo
Epoxy resin and pigment
105 × 30 × 80h cm
Presenze as evidence of past lives.
Presenze as ethereal, floating like ghosts.
Presenze as absence and immaterial substance.
Presenze and absence, appearance and immateriality, historical and afterlife forms.
The Presenze collection is a testimony of past lives, the evolution of obsolete objects.
The glories of nineteenth-century baroque structures have been re-designed into
minimalistic shapes, given a strong characteristic from its material, resin.
Studio Nucleo has filtered disused names and experiences and re-worked old pieces of furniture
such as consoles, desks, bedside tables and fireplace chairs.
The furniture is both ancient and contemporary, revived and restored into new life.
With the Presenze collection, Studio Nucleo has created decorative ethereal objects floating through space.
A game of presence and absence, of lightness and weight, challenging the laws of gravity.
The balance is made even more precarious by the milkiness of the resin, permeable to light.
It’s a fascination for the transition, from liquid to solid, from past to present.
And the lack of assemblage is one of the strong characteristics of Presenze.
Each cube, a fragment, gives a sense to the deconstruction.
In this sense, objects from other eras are apparitions ready to dissolve and split
in the struggle between material and spirit.
The cubes of five by five centimeters, are cast in epoxy resin and together
create the object. They are assembled by hand, giving balance between
body and space, where individual fragments develop their own intensity
– capable of capturing light and gaze –
which goes beyond their function in the context of composition.
© 2015 Studio Nucleo