Natural stone mosaic
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.
We will define a compositional grid and repeat the basic unif of measure of the assemblage base in different configurations (the result does not permit to recognize an icon but the matrix is perceivable: annihilation of the icon).
This piece of work, called Misses Hyde, belongs to the MULTIPLI's collection. It is part of to the most mysterious typology (grid) in which the icon has disappeared.
However, what regulates the composition is not a visible form, readily discernible, it is rather a ruling scheme built according to a measure, a metric unit of subjective dimensions. Then, what we see is made of pieces which size can be very small tesserae, but also very large, and the result allows only to perceive the existence of something invisible, the sign of an absence , but that is really tangible to the attentive eyes: the matrix.
Materials: stone, marble, onyxes, travertines, surfaces with various finishes.
Tile's size: Variable
Installation's type: direct method technique mounted on mesh.
Processing: modern techniq hand and machine cut.