Daniele Del Nero: After Effects

Daniele Del Nero’s After Effects is a series of architectural scale models covered with black paper and flour…left to mold.

I always find it interesting when an artist purposely lets nature take its toll on pieces of work. Objects find themselves splashed with new life, new colors, as the process of decay takes over.

Del Nero states:
My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.

See more from this series here.


12 Responses to “Daniele Del Nero: After Effects”

  1. These are great! I like that sort of strange attractive ugliness it has. I tend to quite like dereliction in general. There’s always all kinds of colours and details to be seen and it’s a reminder of how much care and attention all these buildings need despite how formidable they may seem.

    • I agree. I’ve seen some amazing underwater and rust sculptures that completely take on a life of their own when nature is left to do the bidding. I may follow up this post with a series of abandoned cars that got swallowed up by nature.

  2. These are sincerely captivating. Something I would love to own, and display in my home. Not sure if the mold would be safe to have, but nevertheless, it’s almost breathtaking to me. I’ve actually wanted to always own a home that had this kind of look. I find those kinds of houses the most beautiful homes to own. And since I was little, I’ve always been drawn to abandoned buildings. It’s almost like I want to put some love in it, even if it’s simply showing appreciation. πŸ™‚ Oh man, I am so weird.

    • Nonsense! You are not weird (I’m so happy to have you back on the blog because I always love your comments). I have a whole bookmark folder of amazing decaying things, and I’ve always been drawn to old architecture far more than the new pre-fab housing popping up all over. I’ve explored a few abandoned buildings and would like to see some more (with camera in hand!).

  3. What a great effect. New homes can sometimes appear so… boring. My house is covered with vines during the warmer months. In the autumn when all the vine leaves fall off, the house looks like it’s being attacked by a gnarly creeping creature.

  4. Though these little structures appear to be abandoned, I have to wonder how alive they really are with spiders, molds and such. Such lovely little dwellings…Oh, & I do have a light in my house (so far out of my reach with a bulb the never burns out) that is starting to look a lot like these. πŸ˜‰

    • I think that’s part of what intrigues me the most about projects like this. They are “abandoned” and “dead,” but in reality are actually TEEMING with life. Those structures now have more life on them than when they were simple clean-cut new constructions.

  5. I continue to be impressed by the ways people capture their imagination.

    • I am too. There is a never ending supply of innovation out there (I’m very thankful to be alive in the age of the internet so I have access to so much of it!).

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