COLLECTION

MY WORK

I' t has always fascinated me to use the same tools as those used by the ancient Romans. An art that is renewed in form, but remains so ancient in method. To me, mosaic is the material, the preparing of the mortar, the cutting and the gluing of the marble tesserae. Light for me is energy, as if it represented the soul. That is why today I have replaced the marble with mirror, because in each piece the light is reflected and spread throughout the environment. If you look at the tiles directly, you see a part of your eyes, you recognise the pupil as the mirror of the human soul, meeting light: the element of God. I combine mosaic, light and sculpture, my creations play like a blurred border between art and design. I like to imagine my works as environmental installations. The light changes, as well as the reflection on the walls, and everything around the work.
I am Davide Medri.

TOTEM MAGENTA

H er hair flew about the room, like her reflections.
Magenta was born on commission from the KarKa family.
But above all was born to touch the sky.


Nine-metre high stone totem sculpture, for the new 2016 Lübeck headquarters.

ABOUT ME

  • Bruno Rainaldi
    The are all made by hand, even the small glass mirror tesserae. Cut one by one and positioned singularly and all this happens in a luminous laboratory, with big windows overlooking one of those common provincial roads which divide into two sections the towns they go across... And of beauty one speaks in front of the works by DAVIDEMEDRI, reflected without boundaries. Who ever brings home one of his elements does not only acquire a beautiful element, but a coherent life project full of respect and harmony.
    Bruno Rainaldi
    Milan May 2009
  • Cristina Morozzi
    The mirror, an object that marks the borders between imaginary and symbolic... Conceived, designed and made by Davide Medri, designer, creator of mosaics, young road artist, of those roads of Romagna where an intuition can turn into forever dreamy reality and reflect its numerous nuances... Square, round, rectangular, for wall mounting, the same size as human beings or small and precious inserts, they are mirrors for mirroring oneself, reflecting light and producing unexpected flashes in the half-light of rooms... Mirror tesserae offering flashes that appear stolen from the stars, meant to return to sand, here take on new life to frame other mirrors, to offer original reflections and provide a new intriguing duplicity.
    Cristina Morozzi
    Milan September 1997
  • Sabrina Piscaglia
    Reflections, glares, glows. Transparencies, dullness and shadows. Davide Medri elements generate a potentially endless concatenation of luminous effects. Much more than mere objects for everyday use, they are vibrating metaphors of the vital energy which distinguishes this artist. Kaleidoscopes conceived to react with every light variation, Davide Medri mirrors irradiate the surrounding environment, sculpturing the premises...
    Sabrina Piscaglia
    Paris June 2009