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Stefano Canto

artist  |  Stefano Canto

Rome

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Stefano Canto's artistic practice centers around the semantics of the object and its context and further expanding on the relationship between natural environment, urban space and human interaction. His works often deal with sociological issues, questioning the natural sciences and the history. "My artistic research started with the observation of the environment, that I consider as a complex, polymorphous and poly-semantic reality, constituted by different elements, which are in a ... Read more
Stefano Canto's artistic practice centers around the semantics of the object and its context and further expanding on the relationship between natural environment, urban space and human interaction. His works often deal with sociological issues, questioning the natural sciences and the history.

"My artistic research started with the observation of the environment, that I consider as a complex, polymorphous and poly-semantic reality, constituted by different elements, which are in a constant mutual interaction each other.

Knowing that the object and its referential context (the content and the container) are closely bound in a relation of semantic contiguity, I am interested by the roots of their connection."

He is particularly interested in an urban science phenomenon known as "sprawl" or "spread city" which sees the uncontrolled development of metropolitan area to the detriment of the surrounding territory. Read less
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