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DANIELE BASSO

Italian, b. 1975, Turin , Italy I based in Turin , Italy

"In the mirror we are all alike, all suspended between dream and reality. Beyond their function, my mirroring artworks are reflections on the contemporary. Unfinished thoughts longing for a personal meaning....".


"With my work I try to explore the meaning of things and life. Each work of art expresses a message. The goal is to generate a reflection and to induce people to a greater personal and collective self-awareness. The sculptures become symbols and monuments in which we recognize ourselves, not only as individuals, but above all as components of a unique and distinctive community. To be proud of it. Whose values are to be preserved as part of our identity. Hence the interaction of my work with companies, a pure expression of the Genius Loci and custodians of the know-how and culture that distinguishes every single territory in the world. Through the pursuit of beauty I look for concrete grips and positive emotions, to stimulate consciences to the imagination, to the dream and to the project of a better future!"

IMAGERY OF REFLECTIVE SURFACES

Looking in the mirror is an age-old innate gesture, an intimate moment which conveys getting ready before making the scene, whether on stage or in society. Surrounded by a familiar setting, when we look in the mirror we make up the look we want to show. The Mirror is a simple object found in all cultures, unchanged over time yet rich in contents as well as symbolically and emotionally charged. It refers to our cultural identity, the focus on imagination in both industry and society, our ethics and responsibility in making our own future as we wish it to be. It is also a Made-in-Italy concept statement through Fashion and Design, a reflective tool for true reflection on beauty, Art and creativeness, essential qualities to make a better future, thus becoming an ideal instrument to overcome limits and cultural boundaries which dry up human relationships. 
We are all the same in front of a mirror, driven towards an eerie unsubstantial dimension suspended between dream and reality, a metaphor of contemporary society confronted with its own wishes and seeking the new meaning of life. 

MIRROR-FINISH ARTWORKS

“...The mirrored surfaces of my works are space-time cracks where the soul of objects becomes a message. Beyond their tangible function, they are reflections about modernity, unfinished thoughts to be completed by finding our own meaning…” 
“…to the extreme, the crack allows the environment to coexist with our inner dimension at a glance. A fourth dimension where the stillness of signs is opposed to the ever-moving world, where the universal value of concepts survives the indifference of time going by...”
“... just like memory, that matches words and concepts with faces, my portraits imbue faces with the power of ideas and the results achieved by the subjects, conveying their full emotions ...” 

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