Mirror-like steel, rusted iron and several types of wood combine together to form not only the physical manifestation of Daniele Basso’s works, but their meaning as well. For Basso, each material carries its own meaning: Wood represents both nature and human tradition while stainless steel is an eternal yet sustainable material which, in its transformation into a reflective surface, opens the work up to an intimate interaction with the viewer who must suddenly confront themselves, or how they wish to present themselves, within the work. Put together in a geometric, almost digital configuration, these multiple meanings and materials encourage us to think about lives lived, lessons learned and explorations and improvements that are yet to come.
Constantly flowing between the worlds of art, design, and fashion, Basso successfully started working as an artist in 2010. He’s participated in the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition twice, in addition to exhibiting his works in New York City, Paris, Dubai, Lugano, Monte-Carlo, Forte Dei Marmi, Vatican City, Milan, Bologna and Naples. His CV covers every conceivable context in which man can express his creativity—but far from being a “jack of all trades,” Basso is highly skilled in each of them.