ALESSANDRO LUPI (ITALY - ايطاليا)
Born in Genoa, Italy in 1975, he lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
He studied at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa, Italy.
His works were exhibited among others at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Avesta Museum in Sweden or the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin. In 2008 he realized an installation for the International Biennial of Havana which is permanently exhibited in the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro. In 2010 the City of Ljubljana commissioned a sculpture to celebrate the World Book Capital Ljubljana by the UNESCO.
Lupi’s work focuses on light and its fusion with color, space and time. Every work appears to create its own world, concentrating on the idea of “inversion”, that is, on the possibility of offering to the spectator the opposite point of view from the expected or predicted one. In his works the dichotomy of opposite situations, like exterior-interior, freedom-prison or life-death are annulated by the contemporary perception of these two aspects without, nevertheless, favoring any perceptive or hierarchic prevalence.
AlessandroLupi rebuilds a dead tree inside a large space that generates a false living shadow of itself, with leaves.
For this, the artist studies the behavior of light and shadows, by calculating the focal lengths according to the starting point of the light. In this work, space and light evoke a contradiction in time: past and future, life and death.