Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi is renowned for his sky-high sculptures of figures and edifices meticulously crafted from mesh. For his latest project, Tresoldi has filled an entire pavilion with an impressive arrangement of awe-inspiring wire mesh architecture.
Tresoldi’s series of structures beautifully blends a classical aesthetic with an avant-garde approach. The sculptures feature age-old architectural elements like orderly columns, grand-scale archways, and colossal domes. However, their wire mesh construction, strategic lighting, and suspended installation gives the antiquated monuments a modern and ethereal feel. Furthermore, the grid-like, industrial nature of each wire sculpture is cleverly offset by natural accents like trees, plants, and living walls. This material juxtaposition adds yet another dimension of depth to the immersive installation.
Tresoldi was commissioned to create these wire works for a royal event in Abu Dhabi. In collaboration with DesignLab Experience, a creative company specializing in creating “environments that combine advanced technology with refined craftsmanship,” the artist was asked to sculpt site-specific installations for the event’s 7,000-square-meter space. Once his work has wowed guests at the artsy affair, it will be removed and re-installed in public spaces throughout Abu Dhabi. Naturally, we can’t wait to see how each wire work of art will interact with its new surroundings!