You & Me Why don’t we like changes? We don’t just resist making them, we resist being changed. The constant shift to adapt to different times and new circumstances is a vital process not just in our development as individuals, but also in the complex nature of human relationships. Yet most of the times it Read More
Seven Demons This work is influenced by the seven demons of air from the Babylonian tradition. They belong to the Bad Boys series which includes, amongst others, BLACK CLOUD, PORTHOLE, PLANE, KILL SANTA CLAUS and MY LITTLE PONY.
The Gluttons THE GLUTTONS is an unsettling time-capsule of our current art discourse. Visually owing a creative debt to the medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch, Roberto Cambi re-interprets the archetype of the vicious circle - the ouroboros or snake biting its own tail - to reflect on the impasse plaguing the art world. Art as an urban elitist activity Read More
Clochard A look at CLOCHARD is a glimpse into Roberto Cambi’s stream of consciousness as he walks through the city. The resourceful recycling strategies of homeless people and the choices of an increasingly environmentally conscious society are born out of different needs, yet they strike the artist as carrying very similar aesthetics. Whilst the second Read More
My Little Pony A unique piece. Like ancient civilizations built idols to channel and exorcise fears, MY LITTLE PONY is a reminder of contemporary, yet ancestral demons produced by our society. It belongs to the Bad Boys series which includes, amongst others, BLACK CLOUD, PORTHOLE, PLANE, KILL SANTA CLAUS and SEVEN DEMONS.
Pest Infestation A stinging satire on British politics and the trappings of power. Gone are the humble mice holes in the skirting board. A much more sinister pest infestation has taken hold of 10 Downing Street. Installed for the first time on the landing of the reception staircase of the House of St Barnabas in Read More
Porthole These belong to the Bad Boys series which includes, amongst others, BLACK CLOUD, PLANE, KILL SANTA CLAUS, MY LITTLE PONY and SEVEN DEMONS. There are two versions: a metallic/mirrored and a black matt one with flight routes.
White Bubble Flowers White Bubble Flowers is a sculptural lighting fixture. Drawing inspiration from the works of plant hunters and travelling botanical artists like Sydney Parkinson and Marianne North, Roberto Cambi created an imaginary new specimen which mimics the biomorphic forms, textures and patterned arrangements that exist in nature. A cluster of lamps is enveloped Read More
Baccelloni Aereis These alien epiphytes have a modular design which allows endless combinations. They can be wall and ceiling mounted or displayed on a floor support. White or colour. BUD is one of the elements.
Lucky Mascots A series of unique pieces. Romans believed that their homes should be shielded from negative spells. Lares were guardian deities, believed to protect and positively influence people and all that happened within the boundaries of their house. Taking after this concept, Lucky Mascots are the modern version of this ancient pagan tradition with Read More
Black Cloud A unique piece. It is part of the Bad Boys series which includes, amongst others, PORTHOLE, PLANE, KILL SANTA CLAUS, MY LITTLE PONY and SEVEN DEMONS. The same way as a black clouds bring bad weather, these bad boys bring seriously bad news, death and pestilence.
The Theatre of Dreams A unique sculpture. It is placed within an acrylic glass box and submerged in water. The wings of the theatre are decorated with images from the dreams of the central figure. A hidden pump pushes air through the mouth, giving the impression of underwater breathing.
Resting Cloud A series of pieces presented at the exhibition Ceramica e Gioco for Fuorisalone 2013 in Milan. The Resting Cloud explores our feelings of vulnerability, loneliness, lightheartedness and mutual support.
Blue Coral Vase BLUE CORAL VASE was created for Two Ethos 2.0, a joint project between IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, Department of Fashion Design of the Milan, Florence and Como “Accademia Galli” campuses and KNUCH, Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, under the patronage of the South Korean Consulate in Milan, and the Italian Embassy in Read More