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Matteo Negri
kamigami aqua bubble
mixed media on wood, chrome-plated and painted steel
cm 160x160x17
2017
Matteo Negri
kamigami blu bubble
mixed media on wood, chrome-plated and painted steel
cm 60x60x12
2017
Matteo Negri
kamigami coral bubble
mixed media on wood, chrome-plated and painted steel
cm 120x120x16
2017
Matteo Negri
kamigami emerald bubble
mixed media on wood, chrome-plated and painted steel
cm 100x100x15
2017
Matteo Negri
Kamigami lagoon bubble
mixed media on wood, chrome-plated and painted steel
cm 80x80x14
2017
Matteo Negri
The Z Motiv
chromed and lacquered iron
cm 75x75x20
2017
Matteo Negri
The V Motiv
chromed and lacquered iron
cm 75x75x20
2017
Matteo Negri
MIND THE WHITE LINES
Iron chromed and lacquered
cm 100x100
2016
Matteo Negri
Flatstep II
chromed and laquered iron
cm 75x75x20
2016
Matteo Negri
Flatstep III
chromed and laquered iron
cm 75x75x20
2016
Matteo Negri
L'Ego Mondrian
chomed and lacquered iron
cm 75x75
2016
Matteo Negri
Sunset on the green
chromed and lacquered iron
cm 55x55x20
2016
Matteo Negri
L'Ego Mondrian blocchi neri
chromed and laquered iron
cm 75x75x20
2015
Matteo Negri
L'Ego Mondrian
chromed and varnished iron
55x55x15cm
2015
Matteo Negri
Space dynamic
lacquered chrome resin
cm 270x150x100
2014
Matteo Negri
Affonda la flotta blu
lacquered iron and wood
cm 100x100x20
2014
Matteo Negri
Affonda la flotta rosa
lacquered iron and wood
cm 100x100x20
2014
Matteo Negri
Flessione X9G
salt and quartz on sheet metal and resin
cm 200x140
2013

Matteo Negri

Matteo Negri was born in S.Donato Milan in 1982.After graduating in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan in 2003, the artist created numerous installations for exhibitions at art galleries, public spaces and art fairs in Italy and abroad (including Paris and Berlin).
His artistic practice uses materials from stone to ceramic, resin and plastic, all in expressive pop colours. One series by the artist is based on a subversion of the idea of a depth-charge. Using real, decommissioned, depth-charges and mines, he explores how bright colours and unexpected settings can turn a destructive weapon into something resembling a large gemstone. Negri's submarine jewels have a hypnotic seduction and shape which makes the viewer forget the violence of their actual function. This clear split between form and meaning is also something one sees elsewhere in popular culture, where clever marketing can turn even the most ugly or boring products into into curious objects of desire. A second series starts from a close inspection of the children's building material Lego. In this series, Negri uses Lego as a metaphor for children's inherent desire to build and create their own personalities. Yet the freedom and self-expression Lego appears to offer, is quickly funneled into archetypical, linear forms which are compatible with the geometry of the Lego system. In Negri's work, the system itself is subverted, and self-determination is given the space to play itself out. Matteo Negri currently lives and works in Milan.