Synthetic reality

My research, entitled “synthetic reality” and divided into sub-categories called “vermilion period”, “black period”, “white period”, is based on the study of the human body within a non-place (defined by Marc Augè as capable of erasing the identity of a person who can therefore recognize himself only in the anonymity of symbols), imagined as one a very synthetic, almost virtual space in which the figures are confined. I imagine these subjects not as faithful portraits but as avatars that stand out from concrete reality and try to bring out their own and new identity. The period of quarantine and loneliness due to Covid-19 and the new virtual realities in which we are projected are the basis of the idea of my studio.

My studio is formalized through painting, photography, video and drawing and very often the boundary between these different ways of working disappears. They are just different ways to create images.
My pictorial research in practice consists in seeking the synthesis of signs, building the image with few signs and few backgrounds and spots. As in the charcoal drawing, the painting must capture the immediacy of the moment.

SYNTHETIC LIFE / 2021

VR / AR PROJECTS

PERIODO BIANCO / 2020
IL BIANCO CIELO DEI CAMPI DI THIENE - IL VOLTO DI DAFNE / 2017-19

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