Drawing cabinets

Alberto Garutti’s solo exhibitions planned for the Banco gallery in Brescia, now the Massimo Minini Gallery, lies the heart of a series of works related to a reflection on interiors and the home as a place for relationships. the artist’s investigation of the materials and his gradual distance from the canonical instruments of painting, towards experimentation, multiplication and the repetition of languages and forms of art were honed in the late 1980s. in 1988 and 1991, Garutti presented a series of works in the gallery, which were made using everyday materials-wallpaper, embroidered silk, wood veneer. between 1991 and 1992 all these works were given the name Untitled, and were realized in the following years as well. in the firs and second case the bourgeois finishing par excellence (wallpaper from the 1950s featuring posted colors an floral patterns) and precious fabric (linked both to Lombard entrepreneurship and to the female embroiderer), are either perforated or sewn. the holes the artist makes on the surface actually match the shape of the object in the home.