FPT for Sustainable Art, the first edition of the-newborn-prize (2020) promoted by FPT Industrial – a company that has always been committed to environmental sustainability – looks at sustainability in the creative process with the aim of enhancing and promoting those researches with a focus on the environmental impact in the artistic productions. FPT considers the work of art as the result of a path that crosses people, materials and processes in conjunction with organizational, logistical as well as economic mechanisms.
Renato Leotta (Turin, 1982) won the first edition of the FPT for Sustainable Art Prize. His research is the result of an ethical and sustainable conceptual and production chain, moving between urgent environmental issues. Artissima contemporary art fair 2020’s digital edition includes Leotta, presented by his gallery Madragoa. In the frame of the exhibition “Unplugged Stasi Frenetica” at the GAM – Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin, Leotta presented MARE (2019), which consists of a dipped cloth in sea water whose textures come from crystallization’ salt process of on cotton fibers.
Renato Leotta with his artistic practice based on the process has revealed a poetic way of establishing contact between human and non-human conditions by using natural phenomena as tools for the production of the work. Seemingly minimalist, Leotta’s work tackles important environmental issues without becoming documentary: MARE (2019) presents a new approach to a traditional genre such as landscape painting, reinterpreting its process and transforming the landscape itself into the medium that produces reality. –– Marianne Dobner, Andrea Lissoni, Luca Lo Pinto (Declaration by the International jury that awarded the prize)
Pursuing the idea of sustainability as a transformative engine of creative and industrial processes, FPT Industrial, leader in the industrial motors sector, with this first edition consolidates the dialogue with Artissima, becoming promoter of the FPT for Sustainable Art Prize.
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