18 Pistoia Addo Lodovico Trinci

The works of Addo Lodovico Trinci consist of minimal intervention designed to impart visibility to lines of force and energy polarities in a given space. In his work entitled Orientamenti/attraversamenti, the artist marks the cardinal points in a room with small discs of enamelled ceramic set on the walls in accordance with the principles of the ancient Chinese doctrine of Feng Shui; as the title itself indicates, this is a work that only truly exists inside the space for which it was designed, engaging in dialogue with the dimension of the void as understood in Eastern thought. The artist's works, with their simple and abstract shapes, are nodal points that intercept the creative potential of the void and, on occasion, seek out their distant origin in daily reality, like the hexagonal shape based on the tile in his own workshop. The hexagon made of brass for a site-specific installation that floods the floor with a constellation of light is charged with symbolic value in its infinite replicability, akin to the biological figure representing the cell. While, in the past, all of Trinci's work was deeply bound to its relationship with its spatial environment and thus to the possibility of installing the work at all, the artist has been experimenting with new modes of expression using the language of painting in recent years. Figurative images and abstract marks fluctuate in the two-dimensional space of a ground made of sandpaper, a compact and opaque grey surface whose density takes on the value of space once again

Addo Lodovico Trinci was born in 1956 in Pistoia, where he lives and works. He works mainly outside the conventional circuits, tending to produce (in some cases permanent) installations for public or residential interiors. He took part in the 9th edition of Documenta in Kassel in 1992, drawing attention to his work on the international scene. He showed his work in an exhibition entitled Extension at the Het Domein Museum in Sittard, Holland, in 1999. And in the same year he worked with Florentine artist Daniela De Lorenzo on an installation that was to inaugurate the exhibition activities of the e/static venue in Turin. Recent exhibitions in which he has taken part include: (In)Visibile (In)Corporeo, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, MAN - Museo d’Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro, 2005; and Misure del tempo, curated by Giovanna Uzzani, Mac,n - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento, Monsummano Terme (PT), 2006.

Address: Via F. D. Guerrazzi 13

How to get there: Take bus no. 3 from Pistoia train station; alight at stop 1821 (Via Desideri)

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