Truth Depends on Where you see it From
Truly Design’s artwork presents in a contemporary guise an optical phenomenon called anamorphosis, a technique experimented with ever since the fifteenth century by artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Hans Holbein.
Truth depends on where you see it from showcases the recent outcomes of the collective’s aesthetic and poetic studies, now focused on the relationship between geometrical abstraction and urban space.
Starting from the Renaissance and Fra’ Luca Pacioli’s considerations on the golden ratio in the D e Divina Proportione, and with a keen eye for Leonardo Da Vinci’s work, the four artists propose a dialogue between the fruit of their research and the architectural space of the Ettore Fico Museum, in a chromatically harmonic juxtaposition with the artwork of FLorence Henri, as well as Lászlo Moholy Nagy, El Lissitzky, and Josef Albers.
The resulting anamorphic abstraction relates to MEF’s architecture throughout a common visual language shaped by minimalist geometric designs, as well as throughout the museum’s and the artistic collective’s common fate.
MEF, born from the requalification of an old industrial complex and now bearing an important cultural role, is specular when compared to Truly Design’s, who started painting graffiti in the late nineties in similar industrial relics within Torino, and is now starting to appear on the contemporary art scene.
The museum, in a constant effort to relate modern and contemporary artists with the aim of starting off dialogues between sensitivities divided by time, will continue in its pledge by confronting languages deriving from modern art with the mathematical, geomerically composed aesthetics of Truly Design.