With the door handles, Maddalozzo repurposed their bumpy, sinuous forms from the shape of glue lines on glass, turning them into eye-catching design elements painted in bright colors... ︎︎︎
Door handles
2021, commission for KX Workshop at Kemmler Kemmler, powder coated aluminium. Variable dimensions
All images © Gerhardt Kellermann for Kemmler Kemmler

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In his practice, Federico Maddalozzo often draws inspiration from production errors and distinctive features of materials. In the pieces presented here, the characteristics of the wood grain and the positions of the knots are the starting point for designing coat racks and a cabinet... ︎︎︎
Knots #01, #02, #03
2020, birch plywood, powder coated steel. 120 x 60 x 6,7 cm, 80 X 120 X 6,9 cm, 80 x 110 x 5,5 cm
ES #01
2020, birch plywood, powder coated steel, castors wheels. 60 x 68,4 x 120 cm

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Mobility Objects
2020. mixed media, installation view at Shared Spaces, Euroshop 2020, Düsseldorf.
All images © Kemmler Kemmler

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Federico Maddalozzo grew up in the north-eastern provinces of Italy, in the middle of a context characterized by car body shops, Sunday tuning rallies, and houses with garages and gardens suitable for washing cars.
The project Meine Welt Neue Welt takes form from this landscape as ongoing research into the car-its design, sculptural forms, trends in production and painting, and repair techniques... ︎︎︎
GARAGISME Issue IV
01.2019

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The motif of a space of protection or a container, a hull or skin that oscillates between fragility
and stability, that nestles against the body, influencing it or separating from it, can be found in Federico Maddalozzo’s works. These works also play with the use of design objects in the realm of
the artistic. Maddalozzo covers demolished parts of car chassis - the shell that protects people in
automobile traffic - with the foil that is otherwise used to give the car another color. The original form can be made out beneath the stretched-out foil that, although linked to it, also renders it strange. ︎︎︎
Sunday, August 26, 2018
2018, car fender, wrapping film. 92 x 104 x 12 cm
Installation view at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, November 24, 2018 - March 2, 2019

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Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #01
2018, paint sediment collected from car shops, varnished aluminium. 30 x 6 x 4 cm
Jasper Johns, seen as America’s foremost living artist, once jocked that his favorite book about his art was written in Japanese, a language he couldn’t understand.
2018, acrylic on canvas. 40 x 50 x 2 cm
A poster in Rome criticizing the actions of Pope Francis. Conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church have been targeting his inclusive agenda on migration, climate and poverty.
2017, watercolour on paper. 27,7 x 40,7 cm

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Phrasebook
2017, risoprint, 13 x 9 cm, 32 pages, 100 copies.
Publication issued by Pane Per Poveri on the occasion of documeta14, Athens, April 5th - 9th 2017

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High-altitude tug of war A plan by hikers and climbers to buy a mountain in England’s Lake District fell apart amid clashing visions over the area’s future.
2017, acrylic on canvas. 60 x 86 x 2 cm
Colin Hewlett, who voted for the ‘‘Leave’’ campaign, said he did not like ‘‘people telling us what to do from miles away.’’ In Wigan, 64 percent of voters supported quitting the European Union.
2016, acrylic on canvas. 61 x 86 x 2 cm
Provincia
2016, ceramic, remote control rubber case. 18 x 6,5 x 2 cm
Mousse Magazine n°56
12.2016

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Concept for the section books on Mousse Magazine n°56 - 12.2016
Photography: Pietro Cocco
Conceived several years ago, Meine Welt Neue Welt is an ongoing work currently installed in the context of Riviera with a selection of publications from other artists, and reflects upon automobiles from aesthetic and formal perspectives but not only. The title comes from the catalogs of two key artists for this research, Arnold Odermatt’s Meine Welt and Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt... ︎︎︎
Meine Welt Neue Welt
with contribution of Liam Gillick, Karl Holmqvist and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Curated by Caterina Riva and Dallas (Francesco Valtolina - Kevin Pedron) Riviera - Swiss Institute, Milano. May 2016
Untitled (Hyundai ix35 2009–2013)
2016, ceramic, steel. 66 x 40 x 4 cm
Publication: Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish! – A Retrospective, Nero, Rome. 2016
Untitled (Fiat Panda 2003-2013)
2016, ceramic. 28 x 49 x 6 cm
Publication: Arnold Odermatt: Meine Welt, Benteli Verlag, Zürich. 2006
Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #02
2015, paint sediment collected from car shops, aluminium. 50 x 6 x 4 cm
Publication: Wolfgang Tillmans: Neue Welt, Taschen, Cologne. 2012
Sunday, May 22, 2016
2016, car bonnet, wrapping film. 50 x 130 x 60 cm
Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #03, #02, #01
2015, paint sediment collected from car shops, aluminium. 50 x 6 x 4 cm, 30 x 6 x 4 cm, 60 x 6 x 4 cm
Sunday, December 13, 2015
2015, car fender, wrapping film. 95 x 110 x 12 cm
Sunday, November 22, 2015
2015, car fender, wrapping film. 94 x 100 x 15 cm
Sunday, November 22, 2015
2015, car fender, wrapping film. 94 x 100 x 15 cm
Omegna #03
2012, paint sediment collected from car shops, powder coated steel. Variable dimensions. Studio view
Refreshing Chromophobia - tiles #07, #06, #08, #10, #11
2014, watercolor on paper. 40 x 55 cm
Sunday, November 17, 2013
2013, car fender, wrapping film. 67 x 57 x 10 cm
11 oz. - 33 sqm.
2013, paper, shelf bracket, lashing strap, spray paint. Variable dimensions
Installation view at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, January 26 - March 2, 2013

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In ‘Refreshing chromophobia’, Federico Maddalozzo goes through an inverse process by which he reproduces urban structures – such as casings of windows and doors – and the action of clearing them from spray paint. The structures become fetishist objects that absorb and reflect the process showing the remains of colors and their visual impact... ︎︎︎
Refreshing chromophobia - structure #01
2012, powder coated steel, spray paint. 229 x 144 x 2 cm
Installation view at T293, Naples, February 25 - June 25, 2013

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Refreshing chromophobia - structure #02
2012, powder coated steel, spray paint. 112 x 95 x 12 cm
Omegna #01
2012, paint sediment collected from car shops, powder coated steel, 105 x 141 x 54.5 cm
Omegna #02
2012, paint sediment collected from car shops, powder coated steel, 103.5 x 61 x 30 cm
Refreshing Chromophobia - profiles #01, 2012, powder coated steel, spray paint. Variable dimensions
Installation view at Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin, January 26 - March 2, 2013

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“your third eye is open”
2011, spray paint on wood, 244 x 122 x 2,5 cm
Untitled (International Herald Tribune)
2011, pin, spray paint, paper. 21 x 29,7 x 1,3 cm
Untitled (The New York Times, Wednesday, October 6, 2010)
2011, tape, paper. 27 x 35,7 x 3,5 cm framed
 ‘If you considered time as much as space’ presents nine front pages of the New York Times, completely covered with black paint. At the same time, four spray cans interact with two sculptural bases, experiencing a pressure which causes the continuous depletion of the paint until its exhaustion... ︎︎︎
44 oz. – 13 mq
2010.
Installation view at MARS, Milano, September 15 - 20, 2010
0 oz. -288 sq.ft.
2010
wood and spray paint, 113 x 40 x 40 cm
Nine Days Away
2010, New York Times and spray paint. 56 x 306,5 cm
Federico Maddalozzo’s point of view deals with a system of rules codifying images that’s quite accurate. It’s visual archives, a kind of vision characterized by the use of a method where rationalization, structural translation are the elements giving form to all creative action... ︎︎︎
Untitled
2009, wood and felt. 125 x 120 x 400 cm
Installation view at Galleria Artericambi, Verona, March 01 - April 18, 2009
Untitled
2009, wood and paper (free magazine). 100 x 40 x 40 cm ca.
Studies about
2009, catalogue pages. Variable dimensions
-1.344.000 cm3
2009, wood and black MDF. 300 x 300 x 300 cm ca.
Installation view at Galleria Artericambi, Verona, March 01 - April 18, 2009
Maddalozzo’s work demonstrates how art today can deal with the question of light and colour in a clever and convincing way. As with many artists before him – the Old Masters for example, or the Impressionists - it is the visible of the surface that fascinates him. Unlike them, however, he is no painter. His interest does not lie in craft or skill, but the phenome- non as such... ︎︎︎
Zu Vermieten
2008, c-print on aluminium. Variable dimension
Site specific installation at Galerie Madonna#Fust, Bern, 04.2008
Maybe …A small affirmation which, like a whisper, introduces doubt, debate, opening the mind to new realities. An enigmatic word which ratifies the ending of a certainty and justifies thoughts to pass the limits of the many illusory certainties so frequent nowadays... ︎︎︎
Maybe #05 (uncoated)
2006, Pantone formula guide solid uncoated on cardboard, 92 x 683 x 2 cm (1064 pieces 5 x 8 x 2 cm each)
Installation view at Galleria Artericambi, Verona, October 07 - December 31, 2006
Maybe
2006, folding postcard, 15 x 21 cm
Mail art conceived for Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Udine.
Maybe #04 (Sikkens Colormap Solid Colors 460 A3)
2006,  varnished aluminium. 9 x 27 x 8,2 cm (2 pcs. 9 x 12 x 8,2 cm each)
Maybe #04 (Sikkens Colormap Solid Colors 484 A5)
2006,  varnished aluminium. 9 x 27 x 8,2 cm (2 pcs. 9 x 12 x 8,2 cm each)
Maybe #04 (Sikkens Colormap Solid Colors 490 A5)
2006,  varnished aluminium. 9 x 27 x 8,2 cm (2 pcs. 9 x 12 x 8,2 cm each)
Maybe #03 (RAL 1018)
2006, varnished steel beam. 20 x 52 x 10 cm
Maybe #01
2005, c-print, varnished aluminium. 28 x 42 x 1,5 cm (6 pcs. 9 x 12 x 1,5 cm each)
[…] His project, his lucid ratio, extends at every meaning of seeing.
The famous declaration of Douglas Huebler - Art is not necessarily a visual experience – is a statement which the artist calls into question each time. On the contrary, he continually strives to find an objective and object based perception of the sensorial experience... ︎︎︎
Sikkens Colormap Solid Colors 469 D2
2004,  c-print, varnished aluminium. 93 x 87 x 1,5 cm (48 pcs. 9 x 12 x 1,5 cm each)
1. It has been said that an object is its representation. For example: a section of landscape. Or: a li pbelonging to a smiling face. Or (more often, more willingly): mechanical shells, resting... ︎︎︎
Untitled (gray - orange)
2003, c-print, varnished aluminium. 9 x 42 x 1,5 cm (12 pcs. 9 x 12 x 1,5 cm each)
Untitled (yellows)
2003, c-print, varnished aluminium. 28 x 87 x 1,5 cm (12 pcs. 9 x 12 x 1,5 cm each)