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by Edoardo Tresoldi
About the design
The Absent Matter is the representation of a mental projection, filter and shape through which places, instants and beings are narrated.
It triggers uninterrupted dialogues with space and history, and projects the object’s substance into an unknown temporal dimension: what has disappeared, or never existed, lives again in a different time.
The language of transparency weaves the non-existent, transforms the denial of matter into a three-dimensional entity, and reveals the result of a void, therefore the abstraction of reality and its timeless visual identity.
Wire mesh’s broken rhythms generate never-ending sequences of architectural abstractions and amplified points of view, while the atmospheric factors contribute to an interpretation under different moods. A dynamic and iridescent space is outlined, in which it becomes possible to experience a pure, ethereal dimension, in continuous dialogue with the contemporary surroundings, understood as a blending of cultural, social and identity codes, whose acts become constituent parts of the artwork.
Sculptural and alive artworks are born, able to generate personal and collective experiences which evolve through their components.
Edoardo Tresoldi plays with the transparency of mesh and with industrial materials to transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations. Mixing classical and modern language, he generates a third one, strongly contemporary.
Born in 1987, he grew up in Milan where, at the age of 9, experimented different languages and techniques under the guidance of painter Mario Straforini. In 2009 he moved to Rome and started to work in various creative areas. Cinema, music, scenography and sculpture gave him a heterogeneous vision of arts and became a platform for experimentation.
Since 2013, he performs public space interventions, focusing his research on genius loci and the study of landscape elements. His works have been featured in public spaces, archaeological contexts, contemporary art festivals, music festivals and group shows.
In 2016 he carried out, together with the Italian Ministry of Culture, the restoration of the Basilica paleocristiana of Siponto, a unique convergence between contemporary art and archaeology. In January 2017 he has been included by Forbes among the 30 most influential European artists under 30.