About the Show
The artwork of “Fragmentations” is the result of an artistic journey that led to the deconstruction and transformation of the most important aspect of Moneyless’ work, which is the circle, into a dimension of pure movement by depriving it of its perfect form and replacing it with a more human and fleeting tension.The fragments have become the foundation of a new piece of art that animates and invites the spectator’s eye to be part of the creative process. The movement and the strain of the motion thrust were previously represented by a string of static circumferences. Now, the lines suggest a finiteness that the eye can subconsciously recreate, giving the painting a sense of ephemeral completeness.Movement is thus being released beyond the painting and into the surrounding space.
About the Artist
Born in Milan in 1980 and raised in Tuscany, Moneyless’ art is characterized by an investigation on the rawest elements of life and focuses on a process of continuous evolution. He certainly owes his graphical mark to the street, where he was born as an artist and where he grounded his roots in the ’90s graffiti/writing scene. “I wanted to undress the letters from the alphabetical presence” he says – then Teo started focusing on the pureness of the shape, the pregnancy of geometry in the fundamentals of life, gradually taking distance from walls and lettering – “My efforts then dropped the symbolic meaning of the letter”. His artistic research, relieved by the weight of a fixed form, made his style move towards a pure geometry onthology. Moneyless’ aesthetic seems to quote a Platonic vision where geometry is represented as the structure, the foundation upon which all nature is built. Fire, air, water and earth are the basic elements of existence and they come out from the multiplication of the main geometrical figure, the triangle: we’d better say division rather than multiplication, because it’s through subtraction that Moneyless looks into evolution.