Alessandro Teoldi (b.1987) is a New York-based artist born in Milan, Italy and holds a MFA from ICP-Bard College, New York and a BA in Photography from Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan. He works with mixed media and his practice encompasses textiles, installation, sculpture, and drawing.
In his practice, Alessandro Teoldi uses different inflight airplane blankets (either taken from aircrafts during personal trips or bought online) pieced/sewn together into representations of hugs, body parts and familiar portraits, figures that remember and create melancholic narratives. Synthetic blankets disclose real scripts, in which colors and textures address themes of presence and absence, intimacy and closeness in human nature. His new body of work in concrete depicts desirable encounters and situations alluding to the fragility and stillness of human existence that has permeated throughout the pandemic period. Small groups of people that hug and embrace each other are softly expressed in the small-scale concrete works. Ideas of protection and solidarity surface out in the hard concrete material, bringing forth that collective methods of being and working should always prevail in our realities.
Selected solo and group exhibitions:Duet (2022), Marinaro, New York, NY; Sole negli Occhi (2021), Capsule Shanghai, China; Venti Giorni (2021), Acappella, Naples, Italy; Your Distant Voices (2020), Marinaro, New York, NY; A Fractured Sigh (2020), BravinLee Gallery, New York, NY; Homemade (2020), group show, Magazzino Italian Art Museum, Cold Spring, NY; Interior Landscapes (2019), group show, Assembly Room, New York, NY; Rare Finds (2018), The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA.