sebastian herkner

11.04.2017

Opium in collaboration with Lucio Doro for Doppia Firma (2017)

Aware of Lucio Doro’s expertise in lacquering, Sebastian Herkner set out to express the quality and the beauty of this technique through creating a simple but elegant surface. The gentle slope and curve of these panels allow one to see how the lacquering modifies the perception of a colour. Each screen is composed of three panels in colours that are quite unexpected and new in the lacquering tradition. The technique used for this creation is sophisticated: it took several layers to achieve the depth of colour, the level of reflection and evocative feeling they sought. The promoters of the project are Living Corriere, Fondazione Cologni and Michelangelo Foundation.

producer: Doppia Firma

project assistant: Betty Montarou

2017