Abstract photography often is still considered a minor Art compared to painting. My challenge is to propose images that you cannot immediately define as paint or photographs. For this reason I print them on canvas.
Today many abstract photos are result of an important postproduction. I want to avoid it. My project is an attempt to abstract without manipulating images.
Innovative technique. I am a chemist and for several years, I’ve been experimenting with different ways to do this. The colors are generated by the flash / lamp light across a colorless transparent liquid film stretched vertically on a metal structure. The liquid film is made by mixing water, sugar and thickener. I do not add any filters, pigments or colors and I do not use any artificial effects in post-production. Pictures are what the camera sensor records.
I completed the classical studies, but at the end, I got degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical sciences. Since adolescence, I engage myself in painting and music. In the middle of 70s, I discovered photography. In the 1980s, work and family reduced photographic activity almost to zero. I resumed photography in 2007 following a trip to Israel and USA. I think Photography is not only a search for beauty in the hidden folds of man, society and nature. It is a way of telling our life, our emotions, our beliefs and ourselves. It is experimentation also. My “Creative Projects” are an attempt at photographic abstraction. An attempt to return images to the essential factors: light and color as generators of emotions and, sometimes, imaginary shapes. Few years ago, I decided to get back bringing my works in national and international events, obtaining to be present with images, Awards and Honorable mentions in over 25 countries. As far as abstract is concerned I would like to underline the following results:
Honorable mention in fine art: abstract category at the “Neutral Density Photography Awards 2020”
Grey Cube Gallery – Finalist at Abstract art Show – January 2022
Award Winning Artist – Abstract – Light Space & Time Gallery – March 2022
Special Merit – Abstract – Light Space & Time Gallery – March 2022
Finalist at Abstract art Show – Art Room Gallery – March 2022
I exhibited even at Milan Design Week 2018, Broletto Academy – Novara 2021 and 2022, International Art Fair Anima Mundi Venezia 2022, and next October LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2022 4TH EDITION.
Mid-March 2022 the International Federation of Photographic Art awarded me the FIAP Artist honor.