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MAURO MUZIO MEDAGLIA

It’s the X-ray photos of artist Nick Veasey that unleashed the creative dynamism of Mauro’s project, along with memories of the intellectual elegance and eccentricity of Peggy Guggenheim. It’s as if the wardrobe of the most famous art collector in history had been x-rayed and then split up, examined, taken to pieces and put back together gain. Every detail of the dress is a layer of Photoshop that can be laid over others in varying degrees of transparency, only to be inserted in an apparently casual manner to make it change meaning and create new forms. The result is an obsessive collection featuring macroscopic signs repeated ad infinitum. It manages to convey an idea of the feminine that’s not conditioned by old stereotypes but is anyway unexpectedly romantic.