To Dream, to Collect


Matteo Negri

1982 Italy

16 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Matteo Negri was born in S.Donato Milanese (MI) in 1982. After graduating in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera - Milan in 2003, the artist created numerous installations for exhibitions at art galleries, public spaces and art fairs in Italy and abroad (including Paris and Berlin). His artistic practice uses materials from stone to ceramic, resin and plastic, all in expressive pop colours. The clear split between form and meaning is also something one sees elsewhere in popular culture, where clever marketing can turn even the most ugly or boring products into into curious objects of desire. A series of his artworks starts from a close inspection of the children's building material Lego. In this series, Negri uses Lego as a metaphor for children's inherent desire to build and create their own personalities. The freedom and self-expression Lego appears to offer, is quickly funneled into archetypical, linear forms which are compatible with the geometry of the Lego system. In Negri's work, the system itself is subverted, and self-determination is given the space to play itself out. Matteo Negri currently lives and works in Milan.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Una Cosa Divertente Che Non Rifarò Mai Più, ABC-Arte, Genoa

2012 Lolly Pop, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche, Galerie 208, Paris Solo Show, curated by Camilla Bertuzzi, Galleria Bagmilano, Boscolo Exedra, Milan

2011 Super Brand, curated by Irina Stark, Andaz Hyatt Hotel, London, UK Super L'Ego, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche, Galerie 208, Paris

2010 L'Egoisme, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche, Galerie 208, Paris

2009 L'Ego ©, curated by Patricia Chicheportiche, Galerie 208, Parigi L'Ego ©, curated by Ivan Quaroni, Fabbrica Eos, Milan

2008 3 x 3 - Tre sale per tre artisti, curated by Ivana Celona e Roberto Grasselli, Galleria Zabert, Torino Ogni cosa era più antica dell'uomo e vibrava di mistero, curated by Luca Doninelli e Simona Facchinetti, ex oratorio di S. Lupo, Bergamo

2007 Camera con Vista, curated by Gianluca Marziani, Galleria Romberg, Roma In Vitro, curated by Ivan Quadroni, Galleria Annovi Arte Contemporanea, Sassuolo

2006 Piccolo paesaggio, curated by Giovanni Agosti, Galleria Obraz, Milan

2004 Motor Show, curated by Giuseppe Frangi e Marina Modana, Spazio Vita, Milan Motor Power Engine, curated by Marina Modana, Officina Etnica, Milan

Works by Matteo Negri

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75 x 75 x 18 cm

13500,00 €


60 x 60 x 14 cm

6000,00 €


55 x 55 x 18 cm

6500,00 €


50 x 70 cm


55 x 55 cm

6500,00 €


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