Matteo Negri was born in S.Donato Milan in 1982. After graduating in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan in 2003, the artist created numerous installations for exhibitions at art galleries, public spaces and art fairs in Italy and abroad (including Paris and Berlin).
In the Lego series, Negri uses Lego as a metaphor for children's inherent desire to build and create their own personalities. Yet the freedom and self-expression Lego appears to offer, is quickly channelled into archetypical, linear forms which are compatible with the geometry of the Lego system. In Negri's work, the system itself is subverted, and self-determination is given the space to play itself out. Matteo Negri currently lives and works in Milan.