Loom weaving and trees, for the Publication on Thomas De Falco, Oneg Magazine online and biannual printed version, February 2021
Thomas De Falco, born in 1982, lives and works between Italy and France.
Thomas De Falco artistic research and production are based on his studies of philosophy and poetry – specifically authors such as Paul Eluard and Gilles Deleuze – and they’re influenced by his research about masters such as Claude Lorrain and Caspar David Friedrich. Ultimately, De Falco’s practice unravels through the creation of textile sculptures -wrappings- , performances and large scale installations. At the base of the process is the semantic of shapes and forms which belongs to the natural spectrum whence the human body results as newly intertwined. Moving from the act of drawing as fundamental gesture of his initial process , underlining words and poems while reading at the very beginning of the artist’s practice, isolating signifiers and signified, his work evolves through the watermark of the sculptural wrappings he realises, assembling nature and bodies mirroring each other by being thoroughly interwoven. The thickness of the knots manually realised, the density of the surfaces, embodies the complexity of De Falco’s work through the use of materials such as wool, plastic, silk and electric cables. The sculptural wrapping as representative process and action of De Falco, is deeply connected – to the degree of being ultimately based on – with the study of nature, fungi biology, metamorphosis, action and interaction between human bodies and the devouring shape in which the nature takes over technology, swelling gears and cables, subsuming matter and absorbing signifiers. The performance and installations are the landscape in which the sculptural matter, the one of the above mentioned wrappings, bodies, cables and fabrics, takes form and occupies the meta-stage of the alternate natural environment conceived by the artist…
Chiara Valci Mazzara
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