THOMAS DE FALCO
Born in 1982, he lives and works in Milan, Paris and Rome. Thomas De Falco expresses his research and artistic production through the creation of tapestries, inspired by the ancient art of weaving with a vertical frame. There is something magical about the artist's sewing ability, a sort of ancestral ballad handed down through the years; precisely it is in the materials, such as wool, cotton, linen, silk, hemp or iron, which is transmitted a feeling of purity to touch and sight.
De Falco works manually using the "wrapping" technique, an incessant multiplication of knots in dense tapestries. This technique is based on the use of wool thistles that the artist combines manually. Depending on how it is wrapped, the wool can be distributed in such a way as to vary the thickness and the form of the sculptural wrapping, considering this the most characteristic and personal element of the artist. De Falco's sculptures are inspired in particular by nature and human feelings and emotions. It is therefore the performance the medium through which the artist gives life to his own sculpture, connecting the "wrapping" to the bodies of the performer that make themselves interpreters of the artistic message of De Falco.
Among the personal exhibitions and performances realized are: 2017-2018 Nature, personal exhibition, La Triennale di Milano, Milan; 2017 Intricacy, performance and textile installation, La Triennale di Milano, Milan; 2017 Silenti, performance and textile installation, Palazzo dei Priori, Città di Castello (PG); 2017 Wrapping, performance and textile installation, PAC | Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan; 2016 Roots, performance and textile installation, MAXXI | National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Rome; 2016 TDF TEMPO, textile performance and installation, Church of San Pietro in Atrio, Como; 2016 Alba, textile performance and installation, Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome; 2015 Red, textile performance and installation, Marino Marini Museum, Florence; 2013 Rinascita Il tempo, performance and textile installation, GloriaMaria Gallery Atelier Les Copains, Milan; 2013 Rinascita, performance and textile installation, GloriaMaria Gallery Atelier Les Copains, Milan 2013 Beauty bh, performance and textile installation, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; 2012 TDF, performance and textile installation, The Room Gallery, Rome; 2011 Constellation TN, textile performance and installation, Piazza XXIV Maggio, Milan; 2010 Natura morta W, performance and textile installation, La Triennale di Milano, Milan.
Among the group exhibitions: 2018 Alberi, Thomas De Falco, Elisabetta Maria Novello, Spazio PAePA, Milano; 2017 Opere su carta, Galleria delle Arti di Luigi Amadei, Città di Castello (PG); 2017 Tisser les rêves, Miniartextil, Centre culturel le Beffroi, Montoruge; 2016 Tessere sogni, Miniartextile, Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti, Como; 2016 Rosso, Gallery Annamaria Consadori, Milano; 2015 Blu, Galleria Annamaria Consadori, Milano; 2015 Group show, Museo del Tessile della tradizione industriale, Busto Arsizio (VA); 2014 Green, Galleria Annamaria Consadori, Milano; 2011 Il corpo delle donne, Gallery VG, Milano; 2011 Melì-Mel , Red Church Street Gallery, Londra 2011 Puls, Bo Art Gallery, Copenaghen; 2009 ARTextile, Monza (MI); 2008 ArtC, Tokyo-Kyoto; 2008 Petite Gallerie, Parigi; 2007 ArtMI, Loggia dei Mercanti, Milano; 2007 Trasparenze, Villa Sartirana, Giussano (MI); 2007 ArtDesign, Castello Sforzesco, Milan 2006 ArtM, Monza (MI)
My tree, I speak to you and I tell you my secret thoughts. All my truth, all my rustic desires, you know everything about me and the troubles of the simpler life, the one closest to you.
On the monumental octagonal scale of the Palazzo Cassano Ayerbo D'Aragona, on 29 June 2018 will take shape, after a period of residence held in this same place, the performance and textile installation of the artist Thomas De Falco. A vision played on the dialogue between human and natural forms, in their original reciprocity, will decline through a mixed landscape of sculptural bodies and tapestries, in which the performers become sculptural extension, protuberance of the support through wrapping used as connectors of the two worlds, and their turn, a counter-representation of nature itself, in a dreamlike and all-encompassing scenario.