100 LIRE

Goleador is an iconic italian candy.

With a selling price of 100 lire, this candy has been a sort of currency among kids since 1980.

There is a strong connection between this candy and its buyers: an evergreen of confectionary that doesn’t even need to be advertised (p.11 – Prini, Lanzoni, Castagna)

This material can be heated, dissolved, frozen, burnt. Whatever.

Goleador is the only pigment used for this project.


1 – AS IT IS

Observing this industrial grade candy, we notice it is distinguished by its own fingerprints. Even in processes which aim to identicalness, something is still unpredictable.

Seriality doesn’t obliterates identity.


Talking about shapes in art, organic  is the antonym of geometric.
Among the several definitions, Merriam-Webster defines organic as “of, relating to, or derived from living organism” or “forming an integral element of a whole“.

Organic shapes can be easily percieved as abstract. Interestingly, nature’s shapes have nothing to do with abstraction, which is a psychological process.

Mathematics is the realm of pure abstraction – the concept of asymptote can give a an idea of its power – . Pure geometric “things” cannot exist: the stairway to perfection is asymptotic in physical world.
If something is matter-real, it must be organic below a certain level of observation.
For these reasons, I believe in  the primacy of organic on geometric if we are talking about matter-like reality.

So, if geometric abstraction talks to the right part of our brain, there must be a bond between what is commonly (and inatequatelly) called “brain’s right emisphere” and organic shapes.
The truth of this bond is what make you say “abstract!” when you’re enjoying nature’s organic shapes.

In art, an organic shape can be:

– Made by a mind (drawing, scuplting, CGI)
– Made by nature’s law

In these works, I show nature’s organic shapes in an abstract environment, made with an industrial candy I love.

3 – PULL

A ripping mechanical motion force the sugary substance to find its way towards the third dimension. The result is a unique, organic architecture.



The complexity of this research lies on its simple rules. The aim is to discover as much as possible from a single and peculiar piece of matter.

For infos, prints or bench talks, feel free to send me a message.