Re-creation is second nature

By Wu Yiyao in Shanghai ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-03-09 12:07:42

Re-creation is second nature

Federico Bache treats nature as his religion. Provided to China Daily

Argentinian artist Federico Bacher believes that he has a different way to express his love toward Mother Nature to re-create it with artworks. An artist-in-residence at Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Bacher is hosting Nature, a solo exhibition at the venue spread across all three floors of the office building.

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Bacher's re-creation of nature through a circle of tree-paper-tree idea is a highlight of the exhibition. And hence the image of the tree as a major theme of the show.

The artist, in a symbolic and artistic way, draws the trees as a ritual to bring nature back to life.

"We can say that we artists are lucky to re-create and create, and I take the advantage to go against the destroying of nature, re-creating a tree from a dead tree," Bacher says.

His goal is to make people conscious, in a poetic way, of taking care of nature, to join humans with nature closely.

"You can say I'm a nature protector. I feel nature as my religion," Bacher says.

Bacher studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts of Argentina for five years. Instead of completing his studies locally, he decided to go to Florence, Italy. Upon completion of undergraduate life, he studied at the Istituto Statale d'Arte di Firenze for two years, assisting museums and monuments of Florence.

"I was a student and assistant to great sculptors and artists like Aurelio Macchi, Ruben Locaso and Magda Frank," Bacher says. "Artists of older generations cherish the essentials of fine arts, and that is what I have learned from them."

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