Cecchini’s module-based sculpture, a calculated chain of stainless steel elements, form a semblance of climbing plants or corals, organically derived in an array of bewildering trails contrasting the deliberate intention of the propagation. Growing around the glass bottle, an exploration of the idea of the object and its inherent materiality inform a minimalist practice.
Metal, Glass, Plastic
Born in Milan in 1969, Loris Cecchini lives and works in Berlin. He has shown his work all over the world with solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, and MoMA PS1 in New York. Loris Cecchini has also taken part in international exhibitions and numerous collective shows including the Venice Biennale, the Biennale of Shanghai, the Quadrennial of Rome, the Taiwan Bienniale in Taipei, the Valencia Bienniale, and the International Sculpture Bienniale of Carrara. He has also made permanent site-specific installations, in particular in 2012 at Villa Celle in Pistoia and in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
The Art Gallery
In 1990, Galleria Continua opened in San Gimignano, Italy, as the result of the initiative of three friends: Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo. Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in the Tuscan countryside, an entirely unexpected location steeped in history, timelessness, and magnificence. The location provided scope for the development of new dialogues and symbioses between unexpected geographies: rural and industrial, local and global, art from the past and the art of today. Over 20 years, Galleria Continua has created a strong identity unhampered by the spatial and temporal restrictions of urban contemporary art institutions. Generosity and altruism lie at the heart of its dealings with artists and the general public by writing a history of the present that is sensitive to contemporary creativity and cherishes the link between past and future.