When you walk into Dario Tironi’s studio, you feel like you are entering the joyfully colourful and surprising world of a child. Dario’s world is made up of innumerable little bits and pieces that speak many languages and call to mind all the different ages of man.
He is an eclectic artist dedicated to experimenting with various forms of artistic expression - sculpture, installations and photography. Dario gets inspiration for his works from the diverse aspects of daily life and the contrasts in contemporary society, which has now incorporated the logic of consumerism and is split by the inequalities global economy has generated.
To explain Dario Tironi’s work, we have to start from the materials he uses, which are mostly every day objects like accessories, technological equipment, toys and dolls, appliances and trinkets, gadgets of all kinds and mass products that describe our cultural identity, our aesthetic tastes, but also our futile desires and optional needs.
Dario studied in Bergamo and then went to Milan to study at the Academy of Brera in Milan. He chose one of the “beautiful” arts, sculpture, but not just conceptual. His works are real. They are people, dogs and children and one discovers they are self-explanatory.
Dario Tironi lives and works in Bergamo.
DARIO TIRONI’S WORKS AT THE 2015 SALONE DEL MOBILE IN MILAN
The Model is partially a Pop icon and partially a strange Arcimboldo type creature intent on starting to walk with long strides down the colourless catwalk. She carries all the colours with her: the yellows, reds and blues of old toys and the greys and metallic gold of camera lenses and mobile phones. One of Snow White’s dwarfs unexplainably seems to peep out of her soft hair, flowing down on her shoulders. It really is not a dwarf but a lock, a cheerful, playful and dishevelled lock of hair. And the show begins.
The naturalness this woman evokes is not a fortuitous event of beauty represented due to whatever unrepeatable alchemy. Dario has sculpted the naturalness, shaping plastic and metal like clay and carving them like marble. He does not use chisels, only his hands with which he quickly assembles the sculpture because he already visualizes the creature in front of him, from the very start, when it’s just a bunch of pieces.
The Playing Child really plays. You almost want to steal the little toy car just for fun, to see if that plastic baby will have a tantrum, and you wouldn’t be surprised if it did.
These works are part of a larger project entitled "Things”, in which reusing plastic and sculptural waste materials new human representations will be created.