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Matteo Basilè

Italy Born in: 1974

Matteo Basilè (1974) was born and lives in Rome.

He is considered one of the foremost protagonists of European digital art. For the past decade he has been blending digital culture with classical iconography, re-inventing the portrait. The artist uses digital photography in order to develop and expand his personal code for contemporary painting, utilizing the computer as linguistic prosthesis in order to expand each vision and lend depth to the splendid surfaces of his artworks. 

Basilè's world is an iconographic universe extending between technological mannerism and artistic surrealism. In his case, these two historic art movements mark a novel use of citation that tends towards synthesis and the affirmation of art as a meta-language. Captured within the digital frame, his subjects become timeless icons. Marks traced upon their skins recount the geography of intimate memories. It is the face understood as voyage, memory as the warehouse for that which Basilè defines as the “archive of the soul." 

His collection of faces and bodies tells the tale of a humanity dear to the artist. Women, children, men and the elderly are catapulted into the artist's timeless imagination with the goal of passing on a three-dimensional verb capable of uniting painting with cinema, writing with material, photography with sound, and scenic space with an audience. 

Basilè tests, manipulates and synthesizes his subjects' DNA, transforming them into martyrs and saints within a world parallel to our own. Startling beauty and marvelous ugliness are blended together within the digital era. Reality and fiction travel side-by-side, ultimately blossoming into a new collective imagination.

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Matteo Basilè, Untitled, Painting

Matteo Basilè

Untitled, 1999
99.2 x 44.1 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$17,232

Matteo Basilè, Game Lover, Olympic Games Beijing, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Game Lover, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$672 $1,034

Matteo Basilè, Landing Alice, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Landing Alice, 2012
31.5 x 63 inch
Photography

$9,847

Matteo Basilè, Senza Titolo, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Senza Titolo, 2003
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Photography

$14,770

Matteo Basilè, Cromosoma Calcutta II, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Cromosoma Calcutta II, 2005
76.8 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,755

Matteo Basilè, Some say he was the son of God, part. 1, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Some say he was the son of God, part. 1, 2006
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Fender (from the series 'Thisoriented people'), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Fender (from the series 'Thisoriented people'), 2009
66.9 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$14,278

Matteo Basilè, Energiaeterna (from the series Lostpeople), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Energiaeterna (from the series Lostpeople), 2009
39.4 x 59.1 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Wonderland V1, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Wonderland V1, 2010
74.8 x 52.8 inch
Photography

$19,078

Matteo Basilè, La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 4 (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 4 (from The Transgenders series), 2006
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 3 (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

La Karl and the Unkanny pt. 3 (from The Transgenders series), 2006
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Lumen et umbra - Il viaggio #1, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Lumen et umbra - Il viaggio #1, 2015
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Lumen et umbra - Il viaggio #3, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Lumen et umbra - Il viaggio #3, 2015
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Unseen incipit, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Unseen incipit, 2014
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Apparition_6 (from The Saints series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Apparition_6 (from The Saints series), 2007
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Apparition_2 (from The Saints series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Apparition_2 (from The Saints series), 2007
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Untitled (from The Saints series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Untitled (from The Saints series), 2008
49.2 x 70.9 inch
Photography

$17,232

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #7, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #7, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #6, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #6, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #5, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #5, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #4, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #4, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #2, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #2, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Thisoriented #1, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Thisoriented #1, 2009
55.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$18,463

Matteo Basilè, Untouchable (from The Saints series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Untouchable (from The Saints series), 2007
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, La Karl (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

La Karl (from The Transgenders series), 2007
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, La stanza del minotauro (from The Saints series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

La stanza del minotauro (from The Saints series), 2007
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Cromosoma Calcutta I, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Cromosoma Calcutta I, 2005
76.8 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,755

Matteo Basilè, The cousins, Photography

Matteo Basilè

The cousins, 2005
76.8 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,755

Matteo Basilè, Cristine II - Queen bee series, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Cristine II - Queen bee series, 2005
74.8 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$15,262

Matteo Basilè, Revive, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Revive, 2007
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Love Me B_2, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Love Me B_2, 2007
49.2 x 70.9 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, The dwarf's greatest dream series, Photography

Matteo Basilè

The dwarf's greatest dream series, 2006
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, The dwarf's greatest dream series, Photography

Matteo Basilè

The dwarf's greatest dream series, 2006
59.1 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$12,308

Matteo Basilè, Marlene (from The Transgenders series), Photography

Matteo Basilè

Marlene (from The Transgenders series), 2006
70.9 x 49.2 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Unseen #7, Photography

Matteo Basilè

Unseen #7, 2014
73.2 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$15,016

Matteo Basilè, Nihil difficile volenti #2, Print

Matteo Basilè

Nihil difficile volenti #2, 2016
35.4 x 35.4 inch
Print

$8,862

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