Destroyed cabins, rubber tanks and a camera obscura.
Paolo Canevari’s art has been sculpted from the shadows of the modern world, but he hasn’t lost hope. Working with pitch-black rubber, used tires, and exhausted oil, he turns the waste products and omnipresent aftermath of industry into poignant structures that highlight how human beings have reshaped the world.
Paolo Canevari’s latest exhibition distils his artwork’s contention between the power of mankind, and the possibilities of polyvalence. Showing now at the Cardi Gallery in London, Canevari’s retrospective “Self-Portrait / Autoritratto” wrestles with his metamorphic practice, developed over the last thirty years.