There’s an Italian artwork, signed by Matteo Mauro, in SpaceX’s Falcon 9. The company has decided to give selected partners the opportunity to insert laser-engraved images into this “spacecraft” to be sent into the cosmos.
A bizarre and original idea, to leave something beautiful and special for the enjoyment of future generations, who may find the content again in decades, centuries or millennia or, perhaps, of inhabitants of other planets.
Matteo Mauro in space together with SpaceX’s Falcon 9
Also in this “treasure of space” is a work by Matteo Mauro, an eclectic artist who is Sicilian by birth but has now become a citizen of the world, though always very proud of his roots. Despite his young age, Matteo Mauro is among the most interesting exponents of digital art in Italy.
Among the lucky ones selected by Tesla, in fact, there is also a collector who is particularly sensitive to Mauro’s works, to the point that he has purchased several of them and decided to “share” it with aliens and future generations.
After all, Matteo Mauro is the emblem of the future, of an art in constant evolution, always with a desire to experiment. His style, characterized by lines ordered with a particular algorithm, that create a fascinating light/shadow effect, has an almost metaphysical quality, and seems to want to recreate an ever-changing universe. Digital creations that do not merely reinterpret the mechanical processes of traditional engraving, but, being reproducible countless times and everywhere, exemplify the evolution of mass production practices and the inevitable symbiosis between man and machine.
Matthew Mauro comments:
“I am truly honored that a work of mine could reach unexplored places in the universe. After all, this journey encompasses a bit of the essence of many of my works, through which I undertake a journey that transcends space and time, that goes beyond traditional canons and pre-established languages, which often cling to me. An art that always seeks something more.”