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MATTIA BIAGI

METROPOLITAN SETS

 

MARCH 7 - MAY 15, 2019

 

This series of sculptural works expresses Italian born, LA based artist Mattia Biagi’s personal explorations of life and death, nature and civilization, preservation and transformation. The images used to build the bodies of these pieces emerge from a lifetime of photographic clippings from magazines, pornography, art history, and personal photos. This anthology of memories, visions and experiences allows Biagi to draw directly from his subconscious to create these unique three-dimensional statuary collages.

The use of construction site materials within the exhibition space offers a modern, urban contrast to the historical sculpture motifs. Biagi references Federico Fellini’s film Roma in the installation, developing the concept through the clever usage of light and space to create a theatrical and immersive experience.


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