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10/04/2024 | MILANDESIGNWEEK2024

RAFAEL LANFRANCO. ART-TOYS A TODAY’S PASSION

The artist and sculptor Lanfranco brings to Milan his sculptures, archetypes of Peruvian and Latin American reality translated into contemporary Pop Art.

With the exhibition Perujis: Reinventing Archetypes, Peruvian artist Rafael Lanfranco exhibits part of his Peruji collection on a large, medium and small scale, in traditional materials such as ceramics and more contemporary ones such as 3D printing, including four characters transformed into vases of different sizes and three sculptures made of resin, leather and ceramic. According to the artist, “the aesthetics of the toy appeals to our playful side and lowers our defenses. This makes it easier to touch deeper, more human themes such as the roles that drive the social environment and our inner psychological being”. Some of the Peruji on show are the spin-offs of another world (based on a novel by the artist): the ‘Imachinarium’, where two small robot inventors, Yute and Tocuyo, travel through the wilderness they inhabit building fantastic machines to find their creator and answer existential questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I here for?
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