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Sicilian artist, born in 1977, Arcangelo Favata took his degree in sculpture at the “Academy of Fine Arts” of Catania. In 2002 he was mentioned for a thesis titled “DAL RIFIUTO ALL'AMORE PER LE COSE” (“FROM RUBBISH TO LOVE FOR THINGS ”).
For him the concept of rubbish does not exist in nature, because everything can have another life. This is the idea which his seats are based on, completely built recycling and assembling obsolete materials found in the streets of Torino, where he has been living for a couple of years.
So, recycled wood platforms found in supermarkets become furnishing elements, like the “Pallet” seat; waste wood (chipboard, multilayer, plywood, laminated wood, etc...) become a tribute seat to Paul Klee; and in the spirit of a seat can take shape an old chest of drawers, whose memory is preserved by its original elements.
Half of the shots were taken using the available light, the studio has 2 big windows that create a beautiful diffused light, the remaining ones (especially the ones where Arcangelo is working) were taken with 2 speedlights (one umbrella and one bounced on the background)