Interview: Lorenzo Marchetti
Luca Curci talks with Lorenzo Marchetti during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.
Lorenzo Marchetti was born in Rome in December 1966. The aestheticism of art has always attracted the artist and during the mid-80s he began to apply for visions, in self-study, or for collaborations, dedicating himself in that period primarily to photography; he continued his work in 1987 as a freelance on social and regional issues. In the same year, he enrolled at La Sapienza University, where he studied modern literature and then psychology. In 1988, he sent some works to the Cinematography Center. From the same year, his employment, mostly full-time, in-office, and administrative duties, focused his commitments in another direction; he continued deepening the professional courses related to graphics, painting, and photo shooting. In 1989 he participated in the competition “The paths of memory”, organized by the Cultural Heritage Institution and the I.S.F. on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the photographic invention; the photos were representative of his social argumentative choices in those years: new urban structures on rural peripheral areas, disused industries, basic works, a cornerstone in functioning society, a road maintenance worker adjacent to an art exhibition in the city centre, unskilled workers the construction of a roof at an ancient building, public means of transport, municipal general markets in the early 1900s industrial district, Ostiense; heterogeneous urban areas: places and victims of persecution, the architecture of the dictatorship, post-war neighbourhoods, immigrant realities, religious, sporting and cinematic places. In 1990 and ’91 he used the photographic media with poetic-informal purposes. The multiple visual interests, such as social realism, aesthetics, incongruity, and mass media techno-ideology, are incorporated into cosmic abstractionism. The guardian artist of images, with chronological erosion. In the contemporary years he continued the stylized structuralism, a personal genre started in 1989 and more heterogeneous painting styles.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Lorenzo Marchetti – The Artist, in my opinion, relates to existence and social aspects with duplicity, dichotomy, and duplicity. He is sensitive to the surrounding world and uses communication through artistic forms to vent his feelings or often searches within himself because it could be a way to overcome not satisfaction with certain negativity proceeding from society.
LC – What are you currently working on?
LM – I am always attracted to parallel and contrasting genres, I often live my creativity need with suffering precisely for this. I started in the 1980s with enormous enthusiasm, joining Bergsonian theories, existence similar to photographic procedures, my theorizations: sexuality like cosmic Not Time, unearthly energy, otherwise various philosophies. However my achievements could not be a soliloquy, bunching works in expectation for any external transposition. Not having found receptivity from those to whom I had turned and not having the income to self-finance my art, I have often wanted and had to waive many interesting ideas.
LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
LM – Owing to the typical electronic digital communication in the current era, the infinite quantity of artists undoubtedly could be counterproductive in a vision artist messenger judge, hopefully wise, for and towards society. The intentions could be frustrating.
vision artist messenger judge, hopefully wise, for and towards society. The intentions could be frustrating.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
LM – Exists the rationality with which we linger on what inspiring reasons are, however, the reality is a set of sensations, visions, and often existence nostalgia that coexists in us over the years in the changing of the epochs.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
LM – To continue in the realizations however not be a twenty-year-old.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
LM – Although the covid from the beginning of 2020 luckily not has affected me, because of the super green pass I couldn’t visit the exhibition, however, your video is clearly visible and therefore it is like being there; my feeling is a general desire to communicate oneself and overcome pandemic adversities.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
LM – It’s a work created in the mid-1990s; it is a stylistic genre started in the 1980s which I identified in Stylized Morphologysm, Stylized structuralism; several titled Free Style.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
LM – Without a doubt because the opportunity is to exhibit own realizations.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
LM – It was good.