Matteo Cirenei was born in Schio in 1965 and has been living since 1967 in Milan, where he obtained his Degree in
Architecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Engineering and Architecture.
In the Faculty he is fascinated by the images created in black and white by photographers of the twentieth century (such as E. Stoller, J. Shulman, B. Korab, O. Savio, etc.), in order to describe the work of the great architects in books and magazines, the object of study.
At that time, the early ‘90s, he began his photographic research in black and white on Architecture, while shooting
extremely particular cuts of outstanding buildings in Milan and other European capitals boasting famous architectural works of art.
The resulting images are extremely graphic, exalting proportions and perspective lines, alternating shots in equilibrium to
others characterised by an alchemy of dynamic elements.
The skies are incredibly clear: images are shot nearly always in rare days of strong wind, which give architectural buildings a sparkling beauty thanks to the sun’s generous and biting light.
The evolution of this research leads, at the end of the first decade of the millennium, in an aesthetic approach that
eliminates the overall vision of the building, re-creates an equilibrium of form in a new composition that comes from the
combination of architectural elements and games of light and shade, plastic acts purely figurative.
Metaphysical visions, abstractions which arise from the details of buildings designed by architectural masters:
a glance full of admiration for the object of study of the past year s at the Faculty of Architecture of Milan, which now,
through the photographic medium, generate new visual arrays.
Matteo Cirenei operates in the architecture and lifestyle photography field in addition to design and furniture
communication and corporate identity design.
He collaborates with Casabella, Domus, and Interni magazines.