“I reinterpreted this facade with elements of color and graphic structures that have clear references to the life of the Social Center and that emerged during the meetings held with residents of the area,” says Vesprini of the inspiration for this new abstract exterior wall in Reggio Emilia, Italy. By asking questions and listening to the stories people told him in the Gattaglio District, he says he understood the way of life here and incorporated symbols, colors, and history into his composition.
The artist tells us he chose yellow to represent the walkway that connects the district to the Crostolo embankment, the round symbols to indicate sports games, green for the plants, blue for the Crostol stream, and red to recall the overall map. With the finished composition, he is pleased that he has worked closely with the community to create it.
“Giulio Vesprini is now truly one of us,” says Graziano Tura, president of the Gattaglio social center.
He commented on “the beauty of the common experience of members and inhabitants of the neighborhood in the relationship and collaboration with the artist,” according to Vesprini.
“E SOM DAL GATTO – Struttura G069,” by Giulio Vesprini.