Alberto Garutti, ‘Carpeting’, 1992-2014, Buchmann Galerie Lugano
Alberto Garutti, ‘Carpeting’, 1992-2014, Buchmann Galerie Lugano

The work is composed of many layers of red carpeting, which have been cut in the form of the empty spaces between furniture of a room in the artist’s home. Carpeting, thus approaches the theme of space and emptiness, connecting it to its implied potential. The act of measuring and surveying space becomes a way of gaining awareness of that place and of establishing a special relation with it. The use of
carpeting, as a material capable of “absorbing” the signs of
experience, allows the work to remain suspended between the analytical representation of a space and the personal account of a place.

About Alberto Garutti