(Figline Valdarno, Italy 1961. He lives and works in Milan, Italy)
He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence with Sol LeWitt and Alighiero Boetti, and developed a multifaceted approach to art, through painting, sculpture, photography, video, lightboxes, and large installation pieces. His 1:1 is a work on perception, overturning normal visions and stimulating the observer’s imagination, and is based on the statement of Florentine mathematician Corrado Brodi: “Nothing in this world is completely identical, for the reason that two bodies cannot take up one and the same place. Each body is identical to itself only.” The image, reflected in a false mirror, displays imperfections and distorted perspectives. What and how I see is less important than the relationship between what I see and myself. The central theme is the evolution of shapes and perceptions based on the loss and reconstruction of an image, thanks to the breaking up of reality. In High Definition, he used 2”x2” Casamood tiles to recreate a tile mosaic of one of his photographs, with grouts matching exactly each colored tile, while blowing up the image on the other side of the room, to give it a pixilated look. He exhibited in important museums and galleries in Italy and abroad, such as the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2003 and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2007.