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22 Oct 2015

Fine Art graduate makes Affordable Art Fair’s graduate list

Matteo Allodi, School of the Arts, English and Drama, has been featured as one of 21 brightest new names in the Affordable Art Fair’s (AAF) annual Recent Graduates’ Exhibition. 

The AAF and the graduate exhibition provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting, new contemporary work being produced today.

Graduate, Matteo, has been recognised by the AAF for his use of concrete to create striking, balanced sculptures.

Matteo comments: “My work attempts to imitate a ruin. In it, I explore the materials and construction of historic architecture and artwork to examine the decay of post-modernist architecture.

“I create concrete shapes using a mould-forming process, and fill the positives with the concrete mix. Leaving the concrete to cure for a few days in order to strengthen, I am then able to remove it from the mould without damaging the shape of the object. The curve of the shapes I create allows me to play with weight and balance in the constructions of the sculpture.”

Matteo was awarded the Edward Sharpe Prize by the University and one of his sculptures has been installed on campus.