Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Two Brothers

Wire mesh sculpture by Mattia Trotta, Villa Fabbricotti, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, Florence
Wire mesh sculpture by Mattia Trotta, 2011
Villa Fabbricotti, Via Vittorio Emanuele II
Florence, April 2017

“Italian sculptor Mattia Trotta creates amazing sculptures from wire meshes, which at first glance, I mistook to be that by Ivan Lovatt who works with almost the same materials. While Ivan Lovatt creates sculptures from chicken wire, Mattia Trotta uses steel. Both artist also employ different techniques. Trotta starts from a skeleton of steel wrapped around with wire. One by one, these wires are tangled and compacted to fill the casing. As a skilled tailor who, with needle and thread, sew a dress that fits perfectly on the body, Mattia Trotta with iron creates a kind of dress that can give fullness and thickness to thought and emotion, as he himself says: ‘Every wire and twist is given a reason to exist.’ Brought to completion the iron figure undergoes further treatment with acid to prevent corrosion and to extract the natural shades and colors of the wires.” (Iron Wire Sculptures by Mattia Trotta, Amusing Planet)