Italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi describes himself as “the artist of the Absent Matter.” A fit title when you see his colossal structures made entirely out of wire mesh. The transparency of mesh makes for an interesting effect – creating ghost-like structures that indeed seem to be made of a sort of absent matter.
“I see in wire mesh poetics the depiction of a mental projection or, when related to history, the representation of what used to exist but is no longer there,” Tresoldi told Designboom. “Through transparency, I’m also able to keep a direct link with the environment and to establish a new kind of immersive experience for visitors.”
Cited by Forbes among the 30 most influential European artists under 30, Tresoldi’s structures have been featured in public spaces, archaeological contexts, contemporary art, and music festivals, as well as group shows.
“I deeply feel the charm of places and I recognize their expressive potential,” he explained. “My main interest is the relationship between the different elements of the landscape and how contemporary languages dialogue with each other, building its emotional structure. I always spend the right time studying and understanding the characteristics of the site, which become constituent parts of the work.”
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