Milano Portanuova # 13
This photo is part of the series “Biocities Two”, that is a research on geometrical abstraction.
My research began photographing landscapes of contemporary architecture. Using particular shooting perspectives and compressing the depth of the place through a strong zoom, I transform the landscapes of contemporary architecture in abstract geometries, in which depth and three-dimensionality of the original place often disappear altogether.
I do the next step with the series “(De)Compositions-Metaphor of Life”, that I propose as a project in this edition of Celeste Prize 2015. Here, using the same geometrical shapes that are in the architectural photo, I realize installations in plexiglass and glass sculptures in which I recovery the three-dimensionality of original location, but reintepreting it.
Then the path starts from the three-dimensional architecture to arrive at the two-dimensionality of a geometric abstract photography, and then returned again to three-dimensional installations in plexiglass or glass sculptures formed by the geometric elements that made up the photograph.
The result of this change is a different place than the original, but made with his own bricks: another environment, or a new and different person, but always of the same original material.
It is a conceptual circuit in which you can probably gather reminiscences of artists like Malevich, Mondrian, El Lissitsky, Rothko, Peter Halley, but also of psychiatrists as Freud, Jung and others.