Collages. Diverse materials creative multifold forms
Do not be fooled, Chiossi did not just create a tray shaped like a diamond. He tells a story, which is perfectly dished out. For centuries, Carrara marble was quarried by the sheer strength of men’s labour; the only tools at their disposal were wooden wedges or metallic chisels that were hammered in. Later, in the Eighteenth Century came the use of explosives and, in the Nineteenth Century, the helical wire. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the innovation of the diamond wire made it possible to extract the slab from the mountain. The whole world within an object that is “forever”; a tray of Bianco Statuario and Bardiglio marble. In the shape of a diamond.
Tuscan sculptor Michele Chiossi, has found in marble a medium to describe modernity with its myths and symbols, creating the Contemporary collection. An emoji can be a tray; an emoji heart, not necessarily pierced by an arrow, can be a place of creativity in the kitchen, a chopping board or a working surface; a dash; a zigzag; granting the marble a moment of levity, becoming vertical in a vase; reflecting an ideal image of ourselves. Unique objects to be experienced as a couple, to gift to friends, jewels of our daily lives.
35 x 35 x 2 cm
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 in
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.8 in
Made in Italy, hand finished.
MMAIRO marble products are made of valuable materials and need to be handled with care. Any difference between similar objects and from their picture on the catalogue are due to the nature of the marble, and costitute an additional value of each piece, making it truly unique and special. The contact with acid or corrosive substances may adversely affect the surface. Hand washing is recommended. Special stain treatment, where necessary food compatible.
His research is defined by the ongoing analysis of the mood that marks our daily lives, which he manifests through original still-lives and poetic reveries. He renews language by reprogramming sculpture. In fact, he revisits the shapes of his distinctive zigzag marks and rewrites the statuary through the plasticity of the modelled, using precious materials (specifically marble) and technological ones (neon, urethane rubber, epoxy resins), often combining them. Michele exhibition activity started in 1996 in prestigious art galleries with personal or collective exhibitions and he is present in the most important Italian and international art fairs.