Wire mesh architectural structure
Produced from 80% recycled material, wire mesh can be designed to fit virtually any architectural structure, inside or out. Because of the strength and aesthetic appeal of the stainless steel architectural mesh, it offers new and versatile fields of application in architecture. Tresoldi’s series of structures beautifully blends a classical aesthetic with an avant-garde approach. The sculptures feature age-old architectural elements like orderly columns, grand-scale archways, and colossal domes.
However, their wire mesh construction, strategic lighting, and suspended installation gives the antiquated monuments a modern and ethereal feel. Furthermore, the grid-like, industrial nature of each wire sculpture is cleverly offset by natural accents like trees, plants, and living walls. This material juxtaposition adds yet another dimension of depth to the immersive installation.
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. The Basilica has been awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture 2018 – Special Prize to Commission, the most prestigious Italian architecture award established by the Triennale di Milano.
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.
The Italian artist is renowned for his sky-high sculptures of figures and edifices meticulously crafted from mesh. For his latest project, Tresoldi has filled an entire pavilion with an impressive arrangement of awe-inspiring wire mesh architecture.
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