Rome-based artist Edoardo Tresoldi constructs stunningly expressive representations of the human form using wire mesh. Gigantic figures come to life under the hands of Tresoldi, with each facial expression, clothing wrinkle, and contortion of the body so realistic that each sculpture looks like a person frozen in action. The Italian artist, who also crafts incredible depictions of birds and buildings using his preferred industrial medium, installs his pieces in particular environments, giving each work a specific sense of time and place.
“Through these figures emerging from wire, I strive to capture the relation of the human body to space,” Tresoldi says of his work, according to Junkculture. “The unimposing transparency of the material is intended to offer a moment or a memory: as in a photo or a letter.”
Tresoldi also creates architectural sculptures that look almost like transparent mirages.