Simo Neri

EIGHT TREES

144" x 240"

Continuous photographic prints on canvas

Regular price $40,000.00

About The Artist

Sequential, rhythmic photography allows me to combine painterly elements with a sculptural format, all while working at different scales. The compositions become interactive and meditative, providing a glimpse of the infinite within the physical world. In my work I like to transgress predictable perceptions of space and time: to widen horizons by installing indoor skies, vertical walls of grass, or floors of books. I challenge the conventional notion of art as something to be kept separate from the body.

About The Artwork

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees” William Blake This work represents early experiments in the sequential “mapping” of trees from 8 different worlds. In those pre-digital days my camera crawled up each tree trunk in fractal movements, for the duration of five, 36-exposure rolls of film for each tree. The roll was then printed in a continuous photographic strip, mounted on canvas and laminated for UV protection. Pino Romano, Japanese Cryptomeria, Massachusetts Birch, Parisian Chestnut, Lichen Tree, Blue Birch, Pino Sardo, Camo Tree - each of these eight, reconstructed tree trunks hangs free, displaying their unique color, texture, and personality. I feel I now can understand what each tree is about.
Simo Neri

SKY

144" x 120"

Continuous photographic prints on canvas

Regular price $18,000.00
Simo Neri

TRAFFIC JAM & TRAFFIC ROLLS

142" X 190"

Continuous photographic prints on canvas

Regular price $24,000.00
Simo Neri

EIGHT TREES

144" x 240"

Continuous photographic prints on canvas

Regular price $40,000.00
Simo Neri

GRASS

144" x 150"

Continuous photographic prints on canvas

Regular price $18,000.00