Matthew makes the news…in a good way!

La Stampa di Torino, 
Venerdi 23 Marzo 2012 (p 27).
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Friday, 23 March 2012 – Page 27

translated by: Bonnie McClellan
Matthew Broussard
The American who lives near Lago Maggiore, with one of the shelving units that he’ll be presenting at the Fuorisalone during Milan’s design week.
At the 2012 Fuorisalone taking place during Milan’s design week in April, he’ll bring a low table, a storage system, an original bookshelf, light and yet demonstrating a complex equilibrium between positive and negative space.
Matthew Broussard – not quite fifty, born in Louisiana and raised in Dallas with a BA in sculpture from Baltimore and happily transplanted to Gemonio, near Lago Maggiore – likes working with elm wood, a material rarely used. In Italy since 1991, he has moved easily between land art, such as his installation in the bed of the Taglimento river, to fine art and has a passion for functional objects, as long as they have a unique character.
He explains that he enjoys materials with a life of their own, he likes to contemplate, imagine, and transform found objects. The surface of one of his tables includes a paving stone from a Tuscan piazza. There are no borders, according to him, between artist and craftsman: there is a special relationship with nature, the pleasure of ‘considering’ things and making them.

By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.

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