Laveno Mombello – A monumental installation by artist Francesco Faravelli integrates the evocative scenography of the seascape, often the scene of regattas. The work is entitled “Sailing. The immutability of the form is in front of the Ottonovecento Gallery in Lungolago De Angeli.
The natural elements, the earth, the air, the water, have inspired the artist, a passionate seafarer, to synthesize a regatta course. The three elements correspond to the three points of the triangle. The symbolism of the ternary, in all traditions branched out, leads back to the original unity, to the original balance.
The resistance to bad weather and the very finish of the iron, such a hard and durable material, symbolize the resistance to the hardships of life, the ability to orient them in harmony with the wind to make their way in a constant changing environment.
In this work, Faravelli blends folklore and myth into new structures using traditional tools and techniques to extract the contemporary.
The installation can be admired until October 31st.
Francesco Faravelli was born in 1970 in Milan and has a technical education. After years of commercial experience in large companies, he happens to enter the world of ceramics.
He first visited the workshop of a potter and sculptor in Varese, then enrolled in an annual pottery course sponsored by the European Union. Here, a particular interest in Raku technology comes to light. He has participated in several exhibitions and in 2002 exhibited his works at the B&B Italia booth at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in collaboration with Studio Collage.
In the same year, he first created a jewelry collection for Dolce and Gabbana, and then a project for the Institute of Modern Design in Stockholm.
He won third prize at the Mia, International Furniture Exhibition (Monza-2004) and in the same year he was selected to participate in a collective art exhibition of Raku Potter.
In 2004 TV spot and press rating with Le Fablier in Villaerba (CO).
2005 Personal Exhibition at Pappafood – Mediaset Seat (Cologno Monzese)
In 2005, he met Paolo Guadalupi in the creation of the Maison & Object stand in Paris. This reunion led to a close collaboration that continues today and to the birth of FG Art and Design.