对话 | 里卡多·班迪拉 Artist Interview | Riccardo Bandiera

 

独立映像(以下简称“独”):最近如何?有什么计划被中断了吗?或者你有些什么新的灵感?

里卡多·班迪拉(以下简称里):我和我的家人都很好,这是最重要的。封城期间我的情绪起起伏伏,我为所发生的一切感到悲伤。这期间,我读书、看电视剧,花费更多的精力去打理我的花花草草。但很遗憾地是,一些展览和预定的活动被推迟或取消了。这是最让人感到痛苦的,因为不知道这一切什么时候才能恢复、会以怎样的方式恢复。我计划参加今年年底在巴黎举行的Fotofever摄影艺术博览会,让我们拭目以待吧,期待它的正常举办。可以说幸运地是,这段充满陌生感的时间激发了我的灵感,你们在“重看”展览中展示的摄影作品,正是这一时期诞生的新项目,我还想继续充实这个系列,另外对想要创作的其他系列我也有了一点想法。

独:你最近重新思考过艺术的价值吗?你的看法有什么改变吗?

里:我认为艺术总体上不会失去任何价值,相反,它会保持它的价值并持续扩大它的魅力,因为人们越来越需要欣赏美好的事物,获得享受。收藏艺术品是一件令人难以置信的事,在自己的房间中展示出自别人脑海的创意,艺术家的思考反射其中,收藏者获得情感和精神上的愉悦。我会保持积极向上的态度,坚信艺术会拯救我们。

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Clorofilla 003, digital photo, 50×50 cm, 2020, ed.1/9
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Clorofilla 004, digital photo, 50×50 cm, 2020, ed.1/9

 

独:艺术应该回应现实吗?现实同样需要艺术给出回应吗?

里:就像我说过的,现实与艺术是相互裨益的,是共生的。我们生活的当下不再与以前相同了,世界可能已经倒退了,但是艺术始终让我们记得我们离开的地方,艺术会变得更有意义、更加重要。

独:在你的个人经历中,是什么让你发现了对摄影艺术的热爱?

里:可能出于我天生的性格,摄影让我感到是最能表达自己的艺术形式。几年以前,完全出于偶然我发现了这一点,之后我就完全被它的魅力“绑架”了。在头脑中构思图像,组织场景,按下快门,捕获最好的一瞬间,这真的非常神奇。

独:迄今为止,哪些艺术家曾经感动过你?

里:我一直很喜欢盖·伯丁(Guy Bordin)的摄影。我也很喜欢一些当代艺术家,比如作品动人的(Cig Harvey)和格雷戈里·克鲁森(Gregory Crewdson),还有埃尔温·奥拉夫(Erwin Olaf)的一些东西。我非常热爱埃贡·席勒(Egon Schiele)的艺术,我还发现朱塞佩·佩诺内(Giuseppe Penone)与自己的作品有着相似的明快和感性。

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Clorofilla 005, digital photo, 50×75 cm, 2020, ed.1/9
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Clorofilla 006, digital photo, 75×50 cm, 2020, ed.1/9

Independent & Image Art Space (following as I): How have you been doing? Are there any plans being discontinued? Or Have you got new inspiration?

Riccardo Bandiera (following as R): Both my family and I are fine, which is the most important thing. I spent the lockdown between mood ups and downs, a little general sadness for everything that happened, I read and watched TV series, I have devoted myself with greater commitment to the care of my houseplants. Unfortunately I had some exhibition and scheduled event that necessarily jumped, postponed or canceled. This part is the most painful, because you do not know when and how it will resume. I should participate at Fotofever in Paris at the end of the year and we will see if it will be done. This strange time has fortunately inspired me, the photos you have selected come from a new project born right now and that I am trying to expand, then I had some other ideas for series that I am trying to realize.

I: Have you been rethinking the value of art recently? Any changes on what you think?

R: I think that art in general does not lose any value, on the contrary it keeps it and expands its charm, because people increasingly need beautiful things, to enjoy. Collecting pieces of art is something incredible, to have something in the house that came out of someone else’s mind, in which you are reflected and you get an emotional and spiritual benefit. I want to be positive and think that art will save us.

I: Does art need to respond to reality? Does the reality need responses from art as well?

R: Like I said, it’s a mutual-aid report, something symbiotic. The reality in which we live now is no longer the same as before, probably the world has taken a step back, but the art always remains where we left it, it will become even more significant and important.

I: Looking back to your own experience, what made you realize your love for photography?

R: As for me having an instinctive character, photography is what most reflect myself to express my art. It happened in my life completely randomly years ago, and I was completely kidnapped by its charm. Visualizing an image in your head, organizing the set and capturing the right moment by making the imagined shot is something amazing.

I: Who are some other artists you are moved by right now?

R: I’ve always loved Guy Bordin about photography, then I like some contemporaries such as the sensational Cig Harvey and Gregory Crewdson, some things by Erwin Olaf. I love the art of Egon Schiele and I find absolutely brilliant and similar to my sensibility the work of Giuseppe Penone.