2501_Tools for abstraction. Kiev, 2016

2501_Milan, 1981

The Milan-born artist , 2501 uses a wide variety of mediums, including painting, installation, sculpture, photography, and video. 2501 experiments with lines, shapes and motion in free compositions that show strictness while breaking traditional art codes in quest of blank spaces .

At the age of 20, he settled in Sao Paulo to teach painting to slums children, after studying Cinema and video editing in Milan and Visual communication at the New Bahaus University of Weimar, Germany. His multidisciplinary approach led him to take on a documentary approach which evolved toward the Nomadic Experiment project, a series of international exhibitions and a ten-year digital archive focusing on countercultures, communities, points of views and experiments all over the world.

2501’s site specific and socially committed work is a constant dialogue with urban topography, mainly through murals; specific mural projects were produced in Los Angeles, Miami, Sao Paulo, Milan, Roma, Detroit, Chicago, Ulan Bator, New York, Atlanta, Kiev. He is always on the move as he has been invited from various art institutions and fairs around the world, to feature in numerous public art festivals like O.BRA, Living Walls, ALTrove, Art United Us, Artmossphere Biennale, Walk&Talk, Wabash Arts Corridor, Outdoor, Mural, Traffic Design, Painted the Desert Project. His art and process serve to investigate an individual who has absorbed a number of principles from classical art and their application in a contemporary environment. He had many solo shows, among which La Macchina, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone, On the Brink of Disaster at Wunderkammern Gallery of Rome, See You On The Other Side and Anatomy of Restlessness at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, Freedom of Choice at Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City.

His approach can be described as both primitive and sophisticated, the work is repeated through an exploratory and evaluative line, highlighting 2501’s sensitivity for the relationship between the surface exacting details and the request. Equally important are the external dynamics: empty spaces and established structures or derelict buildings. The symbiotic relationship between positive and negative space is continuous as each element swaps buildings back and forth.

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