Fabrizio Plessi describes himself as "media artist". indeed, since 1968, he has been exploring the means of expression relevant not only to the electronic medium but also which, heirs to modernity, are prevalent in today’s artistic activity.
This italian artist, who lives in Venise, develops a multi-faceted work, that associates painting, drawing, photography, video and installations. In his work, real and artificial (virtual) objects confront each other in what he calls barbarisms. Plessi seems to create an association of obsession between conventional forms of art and those made possible by the image technologies, between contents and containers, in wich the liquid element takes the leading role. He sets up a kind of "electronic dissuasion" in a world given over to the apparent triumph of machine: his seminar at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne is titled "humanisation of technologies".
His works are present in the large european museums such as the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Miro Fondation in Barcelona. He took part in the Venice Biennal, the Sao Paulo Biennal, the Documenta in Kassel, the Guggenheim Museum in New-York … Plessi collaborated with Frederic Flamand for the trilogy "Icarus, Titanic and Ex-Machina".
Fabrizio PLESSI
Visual and video artist