Moneyless – Milan, 1980
Teo Pirisi aka Moneyless lives and works in Lucca, Tuscany.
He is considered one of the most influential urban-abstract-artist of recent years. For years he has been doing research and investigation on different aspects of shapes and geometrical spaces as a visual artist. After graduating, at Carrara Fine Arts Academy (multimedia course), Moneyless attended a postgraduate course in Communication Design at Isia in Florence. At the same time he developed an individual artistic career that brought his artworks to be shown in public spaces as well as abandoned spots.
His graphic signature was born from the Italian scene of the ‘90s graffiti, from which the artist gradually stood out to dedicate himself to a personalized abstract-geometric search focused on purity of form.
Moneyless’s aesthetics is based on the concept of Less is more: the geometric form, though minimized, has a strain and invisible movement inside. His works (painting on paper, canvases or walls, sculptures, installations) are the result of continuous experimentaion to investigate the infinite possibilities of geometric composition. Moneyless is a graphic designer and an illustrator as well; in the last few years he’s been doing several collective and personal exhibitions in Italy and around the world.