Matteo Negri was born in Milan where he graduated at the Brera Academy with a degree in sculpture.
From 2003 he has worked in Italy and abroad with different galleries. He also realized numerous works for public areas, private foundations, art galleries and art fairs in Paris, London and Berlin.
He concentrated his artistic research on different materials as marble, ceramic and resin. He mixed them with a pop range of hues as an expressive instrument. The giant reproduction of objects moves the attention of the spectator from the real use to the aesthetic seduction coming out of the single pieces.
Matteo Negri, first dedicated himself to a project called “mines”, then he focused on the famous colored bricks called “Lego”. The bricks are reconstructed on a big scale using it as an archetype symbol of creativity. The Lego becomes an art piece for the conversion of acquired values. Through modifications and manipulations the brick is not a shape anymore, but becomes a metaphor of subjectivity; the” Ego” plays with the word Lego which also means tie.