Wire Mesh Sculptures
Artists today have an astoundingly large inventory of materials and techniques that they can employ to create their art. Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi is a sculptor and designer who opts for the unobtrusive, metal wire mesh to create astonishingly-realistic, figurative sculptures. His work involves adeptly molding wire mesh into intricate sculptures of animals, humans and buildings, and installing them at strategic locations, with the aim of inscribing a specific sense of time and space to them. The intelligent use of wire mesh to create his pieces, imbibes an appearance of translucence to all his sculptures.
A single glance at any one of his sculptures enlightens us to the kind of delicate precision that is required to bring these sculptures to life. With each of his sculpture meticulously displaying each and every expression and contortion of the body, the attention to detail that he is able to encapsulate in his representations of the human form, using only pieces of bent metal is strikingly accurate, down to the folds and creases in the clothing.
Some of his work includes the mesmerizing, “INCIPIT” installation at Marina De Camerota, Italy. The piece is a relatively large, wire mesh structure that comprises eight columns joined together by semicircular arches, acting as a pedestal. Placed on top of that are a flock of soaring birds that are embedded into another colonnaded wire mesh frame.
His collaboration with artist Gonzalo Borondo called “Chained” also gained immense acclamation. The piece combines a mural and wire mesh sculpture depicting a man climbing out of a wall, transitioning from a 2D mural to a 3D sculpture which I feel, exemplifies his style of art.