Reviving neglected places through photo shots means to personally enjoy a new adventure: discovering new connections between Art and the Lens.
An artistic journey starts from here: it approaches, even better, it overlaps former painting art with current photography.
Desolation, carelessness and chaos of neglected places represent an operational platform in this project, like a canvas for an artist who sets out colors to give life to either landscapes or characters by using a brush. My characters overlap on a photo as vital details taken from a painting. The eye of my lens focuses on sites characterized by the cold and inevitable devastation of ruins, ruined walls, fragments of objects once useful to those who lived there, cold rooms filled with fragments of materials belonging to a real life taking place in those sites. On this crystallized desolation in a still image, the project idea is to blow a new vital breath, placing overlapping human figures portrayed in everyday life attitudes, taken away from artistic paintings of which they constituted artworks.
Art and photography meet in a creative way then, establishing a new relationship, like a window that opens from the past to the present or vice versa, in a blend of Art and technology to tell of an ancient humanity that either dances, takes a rest, tells about itself or works…in a disarray of places where the fury of devastation and time flowing has quickly cancelled the harmony and colors of life, proposing a new reading of time passing by quietly and slowly. Painting art characters are blowing that breath of regenerating vitality on a decadent photographic background, just like a mother and a child who talk by the door of a dirty and abandoned farmhouse; or Van Gogh’s starry sky that lights up the shabby indoor of an industrial laboratory; or again the knight and the lady who read poetry and renew their silent covenant of love and tenderness on the threshold of a ruined deposit overgrown with weeds …