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Artist Fabrizio Corneli Plays with Light and Dark

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 14, 2014 • References: fabriziocorneli and neatorama
The work of Fabrizio Corneli plays with light and dark in ways that are truly creative. First of all, although it is true that without light there can be no shadow, Fabrizio Corneli's particular use of light is quite mesmerizing. Whether it involves a copper knob attached to a wall that when viewed head on looks like a bright ball of fire that an insubstantial man appears to be holding or an anagram on the side of a building, which is readable only because of the shadows created, it is hard not to be mesmerized and even awed.

Born and based in Florence, Italy, Fabrizio Corneli "overturns the common understanding of the relationship between light and shadow in his works the light is the agent of the apparition, but the shadow that evokes and defines the image," writes Silvia Evangelisti.