Matteo Basilé

THISORIENTED #1
THISORIENTED #1
2009

Matteo Basilé
THISORIENTED #1, 2009
Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and framed
177 x 125 cm
THISORIENTED #2
THISORIENTED #2
2009

Matteo Basilé
THISORIENTED #2, 2009
Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and framed
177 x 125 cm
UNTITLED
UNTITLED
2008

Matteo Basilé
UNTITLED, 2008
Lambda print mounted on aluminium and framed
125 x 180 cm
UNTOUCHABLE
UNTOUCHABLE
2007

Matteo Basilé
UNTOUCHABLE, 2007
Lambda print on silver paper, framed
150 x 100 cm
LA STANZA DEL MINOTAURO
LA STANZA DEL MINOTAURO
2007

Matteo Basilé,
LA STANZA DEL MINOTAURO, 2007
Lambda print on silver paper, framed
180 x 125 cm
APPARITION_6
APPARITION_6
2007

Matteo Basilé,
APPARITION_6, 2007
Lambda print on silver paper, framed
180 x 125 cm
APPARITION_2
APPARITION_2
2007

Matteo Basilé
APPARITION_2, 2007
Lambda print on silver paper, framed
180 x 125 cm
Marlene
Marlene
2006

Matteo Basilé
MARLENE, 2006
Lambda print on silver paper mounted on aluminium and framed
180 x 125 cm
LA KARL
LA KARL
2007

Matteo Basilé
LA KARL, 2007
Lambda print on silver paper mounted on aluminium and framed
180 x 125 cm
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY PT. 4
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY PT. 4
2006

Matteo Basilé
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY Pt. 4, 2006
Lambda print on silver paper mounted on aluminium and framed
180 x 125 cm
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY PT.3
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY PT.3
2006

Matteo Basilé
LA KARL AND THE UNKANNY Pt. 3, 2006
Lambda print on silver paper mounted on aluminium and framed
180 x 125 cm
Marble Adam
Marble Adam
2016

Matteo Basilé
Marble Adam, 2016
Lambda print on aluminium
Diptych: 100 x 150 cm each
PIETRA SANTA
PIETRA SANTA
2016

Matteo Basilé
PIETRA SANTA, 2016
Lambda print on aluminium
130 x 253 cm
Matteo Basilé
Matteo Basilé
2016

Matteo Basilé
L’ottava fatica, 2016
Lambda print on aluminium
195 x 100 cm
Untitled
Untitled
2016

Matteo Basilé
Untitled, 2016
Lambda print on aluminium
70 x 100 cm
Thisoriented #4
Thisoriented #4
2009

Matteo Basilé
THISORIENTED #4, 2009
Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and framed
177 x 125 cm
THISORIENTED #5
THISORIENTED #5
2009

Matteo Basilé
THISORIENTED #5, 2009
Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and framed
177 x 125 cm
THISORIENTED #6
THISORIENTED #6
2009

Matteo Basilé
THISORIENTED #6, 2009
Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and framed
177 x 125 cm
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series
2006

Matteo Basilé
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series, 2006
Lambda print mounted on aluminium and framed
150 x 100 cm
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series
2006

Matteo Basilé
THE DWARF’S GREATEST DREAMS series, 2006
Lambda print mounted on aluminium and framed
150 x 100 cm
Landing Alice
Landing Alice
2012

Matteo Basilé
LANDING ALICE, 2012
Lambda print on plexiglass
Diptych Ø 80 cm each
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #1
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #1
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Viaggio al Centro della Terra #1”, 2017
Stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
130 x 260 cm
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #2
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #2
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Viaggio al Centro della Terra #2”, 2017,
dittico, stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
130 x 260 cm, 130 x 85 cm
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #3
Viaggio al Centro della Terra #3
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Viaggio al Centro della Terra #3”, 2017
Dittico stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
130 x 260 cm, 130 x 85 cm
Centro della Terra
Centro della Terra
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Centro della Terra”, 2017
Stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
120 x 80 cm
Madre
Madre
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Madre”, 2017
Stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
210 x 150 cm
Egun
Egun
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Egun”, 2017
Dittico, stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
105 x 70 cm cad.
Terrae Motus
Terrae Motus
2017

Matteo Basilé
“Terrae motus”, 2017
Dittico, stampa digitale su carta Hahnemuhle baryta
225 x 150 cm cad.

Matteo Basilé

 Matteo Basilé (1974) è nato e vive a Roma. E’ considerato uno dei principali esponenti dell’arte digitale europea. Da circa dieci anni fonde la cultura digitale con l’iconografia classica, re-inventando l’idea del ritratto. L’artista utilizza la fotografia digitale per sviluppare e ampliare il suo personale codice di pittura contemporanea, utilizzando la protesi linguistica del computer, che gli permette di ampliare ogni visione e dare profondità alla splendente superficie dell’immagine. Il mondo di Basilé è un universo iconografico risolto tra manierismo tecnologico e surrealismo pittorico. Nel suo caso i due movimenti storici dell’arte segnalano l’uso inedito di una citazione che tende alla sintesi e all’affermazione dell’arte come metalinguaggio. I suoi personaggi, catturati dallo scatto digitale, divengono icone senza tempo, dove segni tracciati sulla pelle raccontano geografie di memorie intime. Il volto inteso come viaggio, la memoria come approdo in quello che Basilé definisce “archivio dell’anima”. La sua collezione di volti e corpi racconta, nel suo divenire, la storia di un’umanità a lui cara. Donne, bambini, uomini e vecchi vengono catapultati nell’immaginario senza tempo dell’artista con il compito di tramandare un verbo tridimensionale che unisce la pittura con il cinema, la scrittura con la materia, la fotografia con il suono e lo spazio scenico con il pubblico. L’artista campiona, manipola e sintetizza il DNA dei suoi personaggi per trasformarli in martiri e santi di un mondo parallelo al nostro. Bellezze inquietanti e bruttezze meravigliose si fondono nell’era del digitale. Realtà e finzione viaggiano parallele fino a sfiorarsi nella creazione di un nuovo immaginario collettivo.

 

 Matteo Basilé (1974) was born and lives in Rome. He is considered one of the foremost protagonists of European digital art. For the past decade he has been blending digital culture with classical iconography, re-inventing the portrait. The artist uses digital photography in order to develop and expand his personal code for contemporary painting, utilizing the computer as linguistic prosthesis in order to expand each vision and lend depth to the splendid surfaces of his artworks. Basilé’s world is an iconographic universe extending between technological mannerism and artistic surrealism. In his case, these two historic art movements mark a novel use of citation that tends towards synthesis and the affirmation of art as a meta-language. Captured within the digital frame, his subjects become timeless icons. Marks traced upon their skins recount the geography of intimate memories. It is the face understood as voyage, memory as the warehouse for that which Basilé defines as the “archive of the soul.” His collection of faces and bodies tells the tale of a humanity dear to the artist. Women, children, men and the elderly are catapulted into the artist’s timeless imagination with the goal of passing on a three-dimensional verb capable of uniting painting with cinema, writing with material, photography with sound, and scenic space with an audience. Basilé tests, manipulates and synthesizes his subjects’ DNA, transforming them into martyrs and saints within a world parallel to our own. Startling beauty and marvelous ugliness are blended together within the digital era. Reality and fiction travel side-by-side, ultimately blossoming into a new collective imagination.