About Sandro Setola        

Hello, welcome to my website.

I Try to update this website as much as possible. On this page you can find more info about my work and a new movie from the archives every couple of months or so on the right. Links to other sites related to my activities are on the links page. With the launch of this site one of my great dreams for the creation of an online platform for my work and ideas is being realised. Apart from its "promotional value", this site to me functions as a sort of online catalog and helps me to keep track of things. For now I hope you will enjoy taking a tour of the place and feel free to let me know what you think about it. If you have any questions regarding the work, or would like to be added to my mailinglist for updates on shows you can send me an email through the adress page. And don't forget: Tell your friends!


About My work:

At the basis of all my work is  a strong fascination for natural processes and phenomena. In the work these dramatic universal processes like isolation, expansion, transformation, growth and decay, but also their relation to our more everyday, at times banal reality, are interpreted in a personal, poetic and concentrated way. In the drawings I often freeze processes that the viewer can continue in mind or propose dystopic places and buildings built from (yet) unknown matter. In my installations and animations I can bring to life these processes and create a "wholeness" or story.
Since 2004 I have been mainly focussing on the subject of architecture and building processes and their underlying ideals (or lack thereof). Associations with architectural proposals allow these works to enter a twilight zone between desire and reality that in turn raises questions about their function or meaning.
On the one hand they can be seen as comments on our everyday surroundings and urban environment by proposing buildings that seem to be designed for the expression of discomfort, spirituality or a lack of ideology or function. In other works the strong links to the aforementioned natural or universal processes and their psychological paralels prevail and cause the proposed structures to be nothing more but representations of a particular state of mind or personality.

Sandro Setola, updated 18-11-2008

Excerpt from: "The Cold" (wednesday)

modelling and rendering by Anton Setola