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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tarred, But Not Feathered

If you’re an enthusiast of things covered in stuff, and really, aren’t we all — then this is the artist for you. Los Angeles-based Mattia Biagi’s work centers around found, made and purchased objects which he covers in tar, or as he put it, “I Tar Everything”.

The work is really stunning, as the object’s original form is maintained, but visually altered by the tarring process. I find the work appealing because the final outcome is guided by the artist’s hand, however, working with such an unpredictable substance, the opportunity for unexpected results must be embraced as part of the technique. Mattia’s site offers many samples of his work, and a nice video that documents its creation.

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