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 assemblage-icon (same size and structure) is repeated but in different ways, with different effects in differrent representations.
Food is an example of a variation on the theme.
In this work the subject is food, represented by a gourmet meal. The icon-meal is represented in the same shape and size but with different optical and chromatic effects which, however, do not appear as simple color effect, but they form a fashioned organization that always vary in a sort of - to use a musical concept - "harmonious obstinacy".
Materials: marble, natural stones and Venice enamels.
Installation's type: direct method technique.
Processing: modern technique of photographic reproduction of the image.