An original idea
While we have always been intrigued by the mystery surrounding the night sky, stars and planets, Italian digital artists Giuliano Antonio Lo Re and Matteo Gallinelli invite us to take a look at this distant world through an unexpected lens. Using ordinary household frying pans, the graphic designers created celestial bodies for their project “Pan Planets.” Through the clever use of water, oils, paints, and other materials the series includes photos of the moon, sun and planets of the solar system. We wanted to discover more about this amazing project!
How was the collaboration between the two of you born and how has it developed?
How did you get the idea to use an ordinary frying pan to create photos of planets?
The first reason is that we needed a circular container to simulate the shape of the planets and we wanted to take the photos in an unusual way. The second reason is that at Giuliano’s home in Rome there were a lot of unused pans. That’s the reason!
Exactly what is the process involved in creating the pan planets?
Basically, like all of our projects, the final images become real after a period of brainstorming between us. We were not sure about the final results, but we wanted to create a photographic project using some strange material as we had done before with other projects. We decided to go into an art store and choose the stuff and materials we needed. When we were there the result we wanted to achieve finally became clear in our mind: create some celestial bodies using strange materials that would reproduce the texture of the planets and do all of it in a pan!
Do you plan on using this technique in the future for other projects?
We loved this way of making art and in future we will probably develop new and strange stuff using this technique!
If space travel were possible, of all the planets in your project, which interests you the most and would you want to visit?
Aside from your passport, what makes you an “Italian” digital artists?
You are two talented young guys, what do you expect from the future?