Matilde Alessandra 2004
Lives & works in Brussels (Belgium) and New York City (USA)
Matilde Alessandra’s work deals with light as an object, not a subject: is about using light – controlling it and affecting it, expanding its plasticity, dazzling with it.
In her pieces light dialogues and relates with forms, materials and painted surfaces; it plays a catalyst role in making the picture appear in its finished state, yet it is constantly subjected to the other elements of the work.
It’s appearance, its whole being is always defined by what is around it.
Thin fluorescent tubes, almost constantly present in her pieces, perfectly fit a language that is concise and straightforward, made essentially of lines and surfaces; the architectural nature of the pieces is both an attempt to a stylized "realism" and as a remark on the closeness and confusion between art, architecture and design. Alessandra also works as industrial designer.
Matilde Alessandra conceived a semi-permanent installation with new light sculptures for CCNOA in October 2004 and also conceived a new multiple for the exhibition ’multipli’ at CCNOA in November 2004.