Light is Fabrizio’s paintbrush. And your average wall, the canvas. Little protrusions and filters create the beautiful images on it some distance away. He uses copper, brass, silver, glass and various other materials to create these, sometimes, colorful shadows.
Born in Tuscany in 1958, he lives and works in Florence, Italy. In 1979, he has his first show at the Palace of Exhibitions in Rome, presenting light artworks. He is fascinated by the themes of light and shadow, which become the favorite media of his research.
“Light is the energy which creates forms,” says Corneli, who uses mathematical calculations to produce his stunning shadow sculptures. Only when the lights are switched on do the silhouettes take form to create beautiful pictures upon the adjacent walls. When the lights are turned off, the Florence-based artist’s work seems like a collection of abstract sculptural figures.
Copper, halogen lamp, wire and transformer
Aluminium, painted steel, sunlight and shadows
White painted aluminum, lamp and shadows