Tuesday, August 21, 2007
A recent exhibition from the Campana's brothers that explores the clash between natural and man-made materials. Transplastic 'tells a fictional story: in a world made of plastic and synthetic matter, a fertile ground is laid for transgenic creations. Natural fibres recover the plastic as in an immunological response: nature grows from the plastic and overpowers it. (DesignBoom). As with much of the Campana's brothers work, the pieces explore the stark contrast between natural and man-made, textured and smooth surfaces, organic and industrial shapes etc. By working with contrasting materials, the transplastic project has both produced some aesthetically beautiful outcomes and demonstrated how natural and man-made components can work with each other successfully.