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Portrait, selfportrait, chess, black and white, stare

Chess Selfportrait (2017)

Photography

At the very basic level photography is for me mainly a tool to investigate from an artistic point of view the relations between space and form which become manifest through geometry and simmetry. This is reflected into an interest in architectural photography, with a particular attention to modern architecture, where I use a rigorous black and white and post-production techniques in an attempt to reach abstraction by transcending realism.

My artistic inspiration can be traced back to the metaphysical painting, to the geometric intricacies of Escher, to the essential architectures of Hopper, to the ambiguities of Magritte.

Bio-Notes

Born in Rome, Italy, in 1961.

A professional mathematician, Ph.D. Brandeis Un. (1989), holding a teaching position at the University of Torino, Italy, since 1990.

Learned and practiced photography since a young age in the analogic era but then left it dormant for decades. Eventually rediscovered it as a media of artistic expression in the mid-late 2010s.

Founding member of the Association Emergenze Fotografiche in 2021.

Expositions

March 2024 : YouNique, Lugano (Switzerland)

November 2023: Paratissima-Liquida, with a selection from the project Mysterious Torino

May 2023: Liquida Photofestival (Torino), with a selection from the project Mysterious Torino

November 2022: Paratissima-Unpredictable (Torino) with a short selection from the project Solid Dreams.

March 2022: Trento Art Festival with the Association Emergenze Fotografiche.

Awards

May 2024: Exposure One Awards, HM in the Conceptual category

January 2024:  Monochrome Awards, HM in the Architecture category

December 2023: reFocus Awards, Bronze Medal in the Architecture category.

January 2023: Monochrome Awards, 2 HM in the Architecture category.

December 2022: TIFA, Gold Medal in the Architecture category

July 2022: Monovision Awards, HM in the Architecture category.

January 2022: Monochrome Awards, HM in the Architecture category

December 2021: TIFA, HM in the Architecture category

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