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Cracking Art Group: history

March 28, 2010

The Cracking Art Group was born in 1993 from an idea by the artist Omar Ronda. Since then many european artists collaborated to the movement, which is today composed by six members: Renzo Nucara (Italy), Carlo Rizzetti (Belgium), Marco Veronese (Italy), Alex Angi (France), Kicco (Italy) and William Sweetlowe (Belgium).

From 1993 up to 2010 they had realized a lot of exhibitions and events in Europe (mainly Italian and French cities), Israele, South Corea and the United States (such as the Denim Art – Celebration of Creativity,Los Angeles, 2000). The last exhibition, called “Project REgeneration”, was hosted in Milan and consisted of  many pink plastic snails placed in the main squares of the city.

The name “Cracking Art” comes from the verb “to crack”, which means to break up but is also referred to the process needed to transform petroleum into virgin naphtha, the basis to synthesize plastic. The philosophy of the Group is, in fact, to convert the natural into the artificial, using recycled plastic to make huge animals. This is not only a way to express art but also to sensitize people to environmental problems. By making plastic art works they both show an innovative way to express art and a sensitivity to nature, because the recycle subtracts plastic from destruction which cause pollution.


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