Andrea Morucchio (Venice 1967) – After receiving a degree in Political Science from the University of Padua, Andrea Morucchio began his photographic career in 1989.
In the mid-90s he produced an important body of work connected to prolonged stays in Cuba and Nepal. Since the end of the ’90s, he has expanded his own linguistic research – often based on considerations of a socio-political nature – in various directions, from sculpture to installation, from video to photography and performance. His works are preserved in the Museo del Vetro / Glass Museum, Murano, Musei Civici, Venezia, in the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia and in the Provenance Collection, Tacoma, Usa.
Morucchio’s most recent interventions, like the multimedia installation The Rape of Venice held at Palazzo Mocenigo in 2015, deepen sensori-emotional values, even those that sometimes we call judgments of sentiment and taste, and are evidence of the artist’s attentive critical reflection on art, culture and the deviancie of our contemporary society.
Puzzling Venice Lagoon
Andrea Morucchio creates a series of digital works entitled Puzzling composed of thousands photographic “tiles” reproducing parts of the mosaic flooring of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice.
The same tiles were used, randomly arranged by Morucchio, to create the flooring for the installation The Rape of Venice, 2015, MUVE Contemporaneo, on the occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale at Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo. Geometric, phytomorphic and zoomorphic motifs are repositioned and ordered to reinterpret a selection of paintings by Guglielmo Ciardi, a Venetian painter of the mid-nineteenth century specialized in paintings of the Venice lagoon. The Puzzling works of the Venice Lagoon serie were created exclusively for the Aquarius Hotel in edition of fifteen pieces signed and certified by the author and by Bugno Art Gallery.
The catalog, 216 pages, collects all the works in digital mosaic – from Puzzling Flowers to Puzzling Pop made from 2015 to today as well as the critical texts by Stefano Cecchetto, Laura Cornejo Brugés and Toni Toniato, who over the years have followed the work of Morucchio .
Graphic design by Matteo Rosso of sebastianogirardistudio
Published by MyMonkeyEdizioni.