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Vue d’exposition, Galerie Valentina Moncada, Rome, 2003
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Ratcid c, 1999 broderie sur carton, 14x14x14 cm
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The most characteristic, and in many ways unexpected, element of the work of Donato AMSTUTZ is undoubtedly the embroidery, used as a means for the « translation » of objects and images taken directly from everyday life. Packaging and wrapping (medicines, everiday objects and so on), images taken from a whole range of sources (magazines and newspapers of every type), are transformed with virtuoso brilliance into enlarged duplicates, the illusionistic (at least up to a short distance away) and victorious trophies of a disrespectful hunt. Technical peripeteia, certainly, but by no means innocent, despite appearances. What is highlighted in the embroideries is the contrast between their slow, meticulous execution and involuntary rapidity with wich we are invited to recognise the subjects, the evident ironic disproportion between their ordinary, banal imagerie and the latent complications that this sooner or later brings out.
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