GIULIO MENOSSI

GIULIO MENOSSI: MOSAIC BECOMES INTERACTIVE

GIULIO MENOSSI

Giulio Menossi has become a luminary in the mosaics. Starting from his 35 years long experience in the Venetian technique, Menossi developed his own rich and expressive mosaic process, by creating a story through his completely uncensored use of materials. Mosaics are not merely copies anymore, but spaces where the artist feels free to improvise, where emotion is transformed into colour and again into emotion. The living thing becomes one with the person who experiences it and discovery awaits every time. The constructs are no longer made only by tesserae but created with smalti, marbles, millefiori, ceramics and other kinds of materials the artist could think apt to tranfer his poetic message.

Udine native son (1955), Giulio Menossi started to learn in Milano under his master Domenico Colledani, and in the USA, where he worked for the famous Crovatto Mosaic in New York. Nevertheless, his personal laboratory in Udine has always been an important landmark and there he still works when he comes back from the great deal of international events he is engaged in. Member of the most prestigious exhibitions juries in this field, he also acts as master mosaicist in specialistic workshops and as conference referee. Excellent high definition portraits in a first phase, Menossi's mosaics progressively become works endowed with their own subsistence, dynamics spaces to be filled with human pathos.

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