matteo mezzadri builds a brick city from urban architectural materials
 
matteo mezzadri builds a brick city from urban architectural materials matteo mezzadri builds a brick city from urban architectural materials
feb 09, 2015

matteo mezzadri builds a brick city from urban architectural materials

matteo mezzadri builds a brick city from urban architectural materials
(above) ‘le città minime #1’, pigmented fine-art giclée, 100×100
all images © matteo mezzadri

 

 

 

as a result of the painstaking, near-obsessive assembly of dozens of individual brick pieces, italian photographer matteo mezzadri has built an impossible fictitious city within his photo studio, capturing its quality on camera.

 

‘città minime’ is a multidisciplinary project comprising a mix of sculptural and installation work, whose finality is realized through a still image. without the over-use of digital enhancing, mezzadri constructs a miniature city using materials found in the making of urban-scale centers. architectural landscapes are created through the careful composition of skyscrapers and smaller structures, pierced by essential elements of any metropolis including roads, trees and bridges and waterways.

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #1’

 

 

 

in looking at the series, the observer is plunged into the depths of the urban geography constructed by the artist. the interplay between light and shadow forms a surreal landscape, disturbing in its abandonment, rigidity and small signs of disrepair. in ‘città minime’, strangeness occurs with the addition of decaying trees, some lining the ‘street’ and others trapped and contained within glass capsules.

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #7’

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #5’

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #6’

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #8’

matteo mezzadri brick city le citta minime
‘le città minime #3’

matteo mezzadri le citta minime brick city
‘le città minime #4’

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