Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

by , 09/10/12

Franco Recchia, Central Park, NYC, city skylines, computer parts, recycling, upcycling, art, mixed media,

Getting a first-hand look at the guts of your computer usually means something’s gone horribly wrong, but when Recchia cracks open an old computer, all he sees is potential beauty. A lifelong learner, no subject is off limits to Recchia – who at one point or another has studied math, science, art, and international business. When not dissecting old computers, he works as Commercial Director of TT Tecnosistemi SPA Prato.

In contrast to the wild abandon that some artists employ when creating new works, Recchia uses a controlled and calculating method. Driven by a desire to always “see what’s inside,” he extracts elements of computer hardware he knows will blend well into the design he imagines. By instinctively following a compositive and rigorous logic until each piece is laid in its correct place, he breathes new life into the component parts. From Central Park to Pittsburgh, Recchia’s recycled skylines are wonderfully distinctive pieces full of detail, outlined by crisp, clean lines and colors.

Franco Recchia, Central Park, NYC, city skylines, computer parts, recycling, upcycling, art, mixed media,

According to the press release from a recent installation, “Recchia seeks in his sculptures to bring dignity to the process of modern creation, to highlight how every product produced by human hands contains talent, imagination and great beauty, and ultimately stems from the vast reservoir of human experience of which we are all a part. His sculptures are indeed a testament to what is beautiful, elegant and functional in the modern object, and are a tribute to the aptitude and passion that are our inheritance.”

+ Franco Recchia

Via Recyclart

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