“I have tried to communicate what others do not see, such as the profile of a rainbow.”

Bruno Munari

Family portrait – Polyptych [Identity] – 100 x 280 cm – Paper, ink, glue, nails – 2015

Untitled – Triptych [Identity] 100 x 220 cm – Paper, ink, glue, nails – 2015

Untitled – Triptych [Identity] 100 x 220 cm – Paper, ink, glue, nails – 2015

Each panel is composed of hundreds of natural-scale identical prints that build up the shape of that person’s fingerprint.

Every fingerprint of every human being belongs to one of these three categories:

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The triptych represents three different fingerprints by three different persons.

It was exhibited in June 2013 at Saatchi Gallery Start Art Fair.

tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité
tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité
tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité
tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité

Details:

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Each fingerprint is cut, glued to a nail and then inserted into the cardboard to build up the shape of the print.

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tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité

The shape is composed following the lines of the person’s fingerprint.

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tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité
tindar, artist, fingerprint, finger, print, impronte, impronte digitali, indentità, identity, huellas digitales, empreintes digitales, identité