V001, 2015, oil on canvas, 190 x 130 cm ( 74,8 x 51,1 inch.)

V002, 2015, oil on canvas, 190 x 130 cm ( 74,8 x 51,1 inch.)

V003, 2017, oil on canvas, 190 x 130 cm ( 74,8 x 51,1 inch.)

The Monshine

a project painting

Matteo Mezzetta starts as hyperrealistic classic painter. He has always been interested in aesthetic and semantic gap, which comes from the transposition from photography to painting, in grey shades. During his life he has developed various preparatory researche before reaching the actual artistic maturity.

Mezzetta comes to an original elaboration of hyperrealistic codes in an abstract and anti-narrative function, an innovative and experimental result, if compared to a traditional and realistic painting.

His new modus operandi, which we can see in his first greenery inspired painting serie, consists in splitting a picture, previously taken by the artist himself.
Natural elements, as plants, animals and minerals create specular and symmetrical compositions, projected on the canvas and then painted.

The result is a series of symmetrical “totem”, familiar and alienating at the same time, with a great evocative meaning.
These compositions resend to the dynamic rhythm of nature and non-Euclidean geometries as the bilatera symmetry, typical of the nature.

Inside the paintings, the elements of a bordering area (flora and fauna, fractal geometries and organic morphologies, structures and shapeless objects) create a kaleidoscope of evolving templates, as the biological life is overall considered.

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