Matilde Alessandra - Lighting
Matilde Alessandra
Matilde Alessandra

Matilde Alessandra

New York, NY

Born in Italy, Matilde Alessandra studied Theater Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.
Working with light for 20 years she has been building a reputation for her dazzling sculptures and installations, and a singular use of fluorescent tubes. Her distinctive trait, essential and immediate, permeates in all her production, spanning from sculpture, industrial design and site-specific installations. She's also known for her intricate drawings, where the subject of light remains very much central to the work. Lives and works in New York.
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I absolutely love plexiglas: nothing works better with light, and you can do so much with it. I rarely use it glossy, always matte."
-- Matilde Alessandra
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"to be dazzled like I do !"
-- Matilde Alessandra
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What motivates and inspires you?

"I love the sublime that's hidden in ordinary "light-occurrences" .
what drives me is the desire to thrill , and be thrilled"
-- Matilde Alessandra
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What makes a space special?

"the right light will make anything look good."
-- Matilde Alessandra
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What’s unique about your work?

"it's a crossover between non-objective and pop, between formal and playful"
-- Matilde Alessandra
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Unfortunately making light-pieces is not much of a free-flowing process, and there's always technical issues that have to be worked in. Sometimes it's weeks before I get to see the finished piece, which can be frustrating."
-- Matilde Alessandra
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I got electrocuted a few times; with the US' 110 volts is almost a pleasant buzz, but in Europe with 240 it's a real shock!"
-- Matilde Alessandra
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