In 2013, while completing Dalston Anatomy – a project which celebrated the unique energy of the Ridley Road Market in East London – Vitturi began collecting debris from a junkyard located a few steps away from the market.
Developed almost in parallel to Dalston Anatomy, Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems observes through the collection and assembling of materials found in the junkyard the radical transformation happening in the area in just a few years.
The series opens with the last image of Dalston Anatomy, moving away from it: colours become de-saturated, forms more abstract. The human presence is visible only in advertising posters belonging to property development companies.
The starting point of each sculpture is a photographic image, often a still life which portrays objects found in the junkyard. Once printed, the image is cut and mixed with other elements and transformed into a geometrical-shaped object. Finally, these compositions are re-photographed against a set of the same colour.
The change of colours and setting reflect the new aesthetic of the area, while the multilayered process, reproducing a Droste effect vision, evokes the chaos of an urban transformation, which is recurring and constant, in an almost perpetual loop.