Moneyless, whether it be painting or sculpture, is never tied down by the weight of any fixed form. Through the juxtaposition of pure geometric shapes and natural surroundings, he describes his art as geometric ontology. The artist’s aesthetic seems to quote a Platonic vision where geometry is represented as the structure and foundation upon which all nature is built. Fire, air, water and earth are the basic elements of existence and they come from the evolution of the his central geometrical figure: the triangle. For his show, TORNANDO, which translates to return or to come back in English, Moneyless will be taking a one-month residency with White Walls gallery to create all new works as well as a site specific installation for his exhibition.
Born in Milan in 1980 and raised in Tuscany, Moneyless, aka Teo Pirisi’s art is characterized by an investigation on the rawest elements of life and focuses on a process of continual evolution. He attributes his graphical mark to the street, where he developed his unique style and where he grounded his roots in Tuscany’s ’90s graffiti and writing scene. Pirisi further devolped his signature geometric style through his studies at Multimedia and Communication Design at Carrara Fine Art Academy and Isia in Florence, respectively.
Opening Reception October 11, 7-11pm Showing through – November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500
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