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Matteo Menotto

United States

4 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Matteo Menotto

After graduating in architecture from IUAV Venezia he specialized at the Polytechnic of Milan and followed printing and textile courses at Central Saint Martin's in London. You have worked as a creative research manager at Mantero Seta , as a senior ready-to-wear print designer at Gucci and currently as a consultant coordinating the design of textile accessories and prints at Bulgari . Her work focuses on graphic and textile design for clothing, accessories and interiors. He has been a guest lecturer at Domus Academy, Esmod, IED, NABA, Polytechnic of Milan.

Climate Paradox is a graphic project, in the form of silk-screen printing, which addresses the theme of climate change by interpreting some urban visions in a fantasy key. A selection of Italian cities , recognizable by their skylines, are transformed into dreamlike/exotic panoramas where flora and fauna from distant worlds combine with the architecture and sculptures that have become icons of Western culture over the centuries.

This gives rise to a series of contaminations that undermine not only geographical limits but also traditional perspective rules, accompanying the gaze into lysergic kaleidoscopes that break down the vision into an "above" and a "below". Each city is in fact dual, and presents parallel plans of possible but very different worlds. The works, structured in large squares, alternate the reference to existing places and landscapes with clearer graphics, with bright colours . The outlines of the cities leave room for geometries, transfiguring the figurative language into abstract images. The prints represent a starting point to raise awareness on the topic of climate change, as well as an invitation to imagine the places and architecture we know in another guise. The works are printed in screen printing on canson using natural dyes.