The search for ‘wonder’ is a recurring theme in the works of Alice Ronchi. In her sculptures and installations, everyday objects encounter the world of fantasy, but at the same time they remain grounded in proportional modular units and geometric precision.
Right at the crossroads between playful and minimalistic, Ronchi’s practice is a perfect synthesis of simplicity and emotional design, which is the result of a deep study of the forms of organic abstraction and their universal resonance.
For Italian Twist, Ronchi presents Indoor Flora, a series of colourful totems made of hydraulic pipes. Simulating the process of the plants growing, Ronchi recreates the suggestion of an organic harmony while using artificial, even mundane elements. Similarly to the work by Trevisani, Ronchi examines the relationship between humans and nature, artificial and organic, and how they complete each other.
Alice Ronchi (Ponte dell’Olio, 1989) She exhibited in several solo and group shows, and public commissions both in Italy and abroad. Most recently, she was commissioned to create the Formula 1 Grand Prix awards. This year, one of her sculptures will be included in the outdoor show curated by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory at City Life park, Milan and in a group exhibition at the Hotel La Vague, Saint Paul de Vence, France.