After graduating from the Paolo Grassi Dramatic Arts School in Milan, Davide Dall’Osso worked as a prose actor until 1999. That year he switched to sculpture as his main language of poetic communication and plastic scrap as his main material for the creation of his works.
Dall’Osso’s theater training, performances, work with directors and playwrights and indeed his entire theatrical journey shaped him and his artistic expression going forward. In addition, his “green” nature, tied to the circular economy and protecting the environment, led to him using plastic scraps (industrial polycarbonate and plexiglas) as his raw material or mixing metals such as copper, iron wire or wire mesh (scrap when possible) to make his sculptures.
Dall’Osso’s installations almost always contain references to poems, poets or drama theory. It is as if each installation is a theatrical performance with its own set of characters and that, in the end, the sculptor aims for the audience to experience a catharsis.
Transparency and metamorphosis, letting light pass through as well as alteration, are the most vivid elements of Dall’Osso’s artistic language, which is expressed through the fusion of polycarbonates to create dramatic sculptures.
In 2007, Davide Dall’Osso met Maria Vittoria Gozio (his partner in life) who currently works with him in the curation of his art and collaborates with him on endless creations and projects. In 2014, they founded Atelier Dall’Osso snc together. In 2020, they moved their Atelier to the city of Castelfiorentino and dedicated 150 square meters of their workshop to “Materia Futuro” a creative, educational space dedicated to sustainability, green ideas, the circular economy and recuperating and transforming plastic scrap waste. Local students from all grades come together in this creative spaces to tackle current themes and creatively use plastic scraps supplied by the Atelier following their motto of “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Cooperate.”
The artistic creations of Dall’Osso often recount the two themes of the “fury” and “spirit” of human beings, which are represented in the horse and the female form respectively.