Multispatial cube, 2018
Using the outlines of three fundamental shapes, the equilateral triangle, the square and the circle, and applying the two simplest laws of symmetry, translation and expansion, Scirpa designs three-dimensional objects and paintings in which light (for the three-dimensional objects) and colour create unusual effects.[..].In his three-dimensional objects, Scirpa organizes a series of lateral movements of outline shapes created using neon light. In these black boxes, the order of the shifts of these luminous outlines begins inside the box and is propagated to infinity. […] They are like holes towards the unknown, like a video screen facing a mysterious direction; they are perforations of optical space […]. No-one has reached the bottom of these holes to tell us what they have seen there.
Bruno Munari, Milan, 1980
Paolo Scirpa, who creates electromechanical ludoscopes that generate an effect of virtual depth, utilizes multi-coloured neon lights to form intermittent paths in the imaginary space into which he invites the spectator.
Scirpa’s metaspatial structures take on the light of pulsating auroras of transparency, suggesting the endless path to the unknown.
Carlo Belloli, Milan 1987