About The Work
The "μgraph reliefs" series is a new production, with large monochromatic surfaces generated by microscopic images in which the spectrum of shapes and structures embodies the morphology observed in microorganisms. The surface realized in velvet powder determines its plastic - pictorial qualities: the light is deeply absorbed by the "dusty" surface in nylon fiber in the tonal variations of a single color.
One of the most prominent Italian artists on the international stage he has exhibited his works throughout the world with solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint- Étienne Métropole in Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, MoMA PS1 in New York, Shanghai Duolun MoMA of Shanghai, Museo Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Kunstverein of Heidelberg, Centro per lʼArte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan.
Loris Cecchini has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the 56th, 51st and 49th Venice Biennale, the 6th and the 9th Shanghai Biennale, the 15th and 13th Rome Quadrennial, the Taiwan Biennale in Taipei, the Valencia Biennale in Spain and the Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, China.
Loris Cecchini has also taken part in several collective shows, including exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, PAC in Milan, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Macro Future in Rome, MART in Rovereto, Londonʼs Hayward Gallery, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Musée dʼArt Contemporain of Lyon, Shanghaiʼs MOCA, the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin and others.
He has created various permanent and site- specific installations, particularly at Villa Celle in Pistoia and in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels and for the Cleveland Clinicʼs Arts & Medicine Institute in the United States, at Les Terrasses Du Port in Marseille, and recently at the Shinsegae Hanam Starfield in Seoul and at the Cornell Tech Building in New York.
Founded in 1990 in San Gimignano, Galleria Continua opened as the result of the initiative of three friends: Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo. Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location, away from the big cities and the ultramodern urban centres, in a town – San Gimignano – steeped in history that is timeless and magnificent. In 2004, Galleria Continua began a new adventure in Beijing, China, showing contemporary Western artists in an area where they are still rarely seen. Three years later, in 2007, Galleria Continua inaugurated an intriguing new site for large-scale creations – Les Moulins – in the Parisian countryside. In 2015, Galleria Continua embarked on a new path, opening a space in La Habana, Cuba, which is devoted to cultural projects designed to overcome every frontier.