Mattia Bosco, Untitled (detail), 2012, rock, 4“ x 16' 4 7/8” x 26' 3".

Mattia Bosco

Federico Luger (FL GALLERY)

Mattia Bosco, Untitled (detail), 2012, rock, 4“ x 16' 4 7/8” x 26' 3".

A bare, rough stone floor modulated into a shiny, anonymous, reflective surface: The first floor of the Federico Luger gallery in Milan appeared in this new state thanks to an intervention by Mattia Bosco (all works Untitled, 2012). Over almost the entire accessible floor surface, the young Milanese artist had deposited seventy-two tiles of a type of gray granite known as beola bianca; the project initially called for eighty-eight tiles, but the artist adapted his plan to the dimensions of the gallery. Each module measures about twenty square inches, while their thickness varies from less than an inch (for the shiny tiles) to a maximum of about four inches (for the rough ones). Bosco worked the stone, collaborating with artisans who sliced certain portions of rock from the mountains in the Ossola region, north of Lake Maggiore, near the Italian-Swiss border. This area, known for

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