I MULTIPLI are a new collection by Friul Mosaic.
In this collection, Friul Mosaic employs the mosaic technique to create surfaces or realize wall panels or floor, of even large dimensions, that are characterized by the assemblage of the design, the flexibility of use, the customization potential and characterization (based on the type, the subject, materials and colors) starting from a skill - the mosaic composition - that keeps its artisanship and still guarantees a unique result.
Each Multiplo is based on the unit of the handcut tile, 1x1, that shapes into an icon, which in turn represent thr unit of a larger and more complex design.
Multipli's influence can be found in the Pop Art experience of the 60s, from which some procedures and some insights are stylized.However, the result is not a total uniformity and repetition of the pattern because of the prodution technique of the mosaic, which relies on the laying of the smallest units of measure, each being different from the other; the expectation of complete evenness and duplication is impossible.
I MULTIPLI by Friul Mosaic redefine the ancient history of mosaic craft, with its load of memories, tradition, and time related to its production as well as its preservation based on pixel definition or wireframe models.
I MULTIPLI are made of natural material (stone, marble, gold in different essence and finishes) and handmade material (the Venetian enamels); these are naturally diverse materials, with their texture and bright peculiarities as well as their specific size that make each piece a unique work of art.
There are six categories of MULTIPLI: ICON, SHIFT, GRID, MEMORY, REALITY, TILE.
The icon is resized up to coincide with the tile, that is transformed into a pixel that makes up a representation similar to a raster digital image, in which the subject reveals their presence as a semblage rather then a recognizable figure, through its wireframe modeling. Therefore, we assist to the dissolution of the icon and its absorption within a monochrome pattern, consisting of tiles of identical color.
What do we see? What we touch? Is it a body we are touching?
To understand that Wires, the thing we are seeing, is a shoe, we have to choose the right perspective (not too close, not too far) because tesserae and icon are the same thing and, as a matter of fact, they coincide with the pixels of a digital image.
However, if we position ourselves correctly, we can identify the contours of its shape as well as its volume and the shoe rises from the flat surface in three dimensions.
Materials: polished marbles.
Installation's type: indirect method technique on paper then installed on mesh.
Processing: classic and modern technique.