Nature presents an elusive beauty on a daily basis, here revealed by the aesthetic research carried out on the forms of ice, studying their genesis and physical nature in order to trace them back to their essence and take them out of context to give them an abstract character.
The images resulting from this creative process generally produce a disorienting effect, leading the observer to look deeply into the subject from a different point of view, and to interpret it as something beyond the natural element actually represented.
They are ‘Fragile Forms’, momentary, transitory and often disappear after a few hours or even minutes.
A limited time, the time of a snapshot, with which to capture their intrinsic aesthetic qualities and transform them into abstract forms with a strong graphic impact, and then let the observer draw on his or her imagination in search of personal and intimate equivalences and associations.
Perceptual experiences: the shape of water. Read more
The series Acque Turbolente (Turbulent Waters) focuses on a subject almost completely unexplored by abstract photography: the fascinating, magnetic and chaotic forms of water in mountain torrents, generated by swirling motions, jumps, obstacles, changes in gradient and narrowing.
Mountain torrents are the perfect representation of turbulence in its etymological meaning, from the Latin Tùrba – disorder, confusion and from the ending ulèntus – in abundance.
The series graphically synthesises the power, energy and purity of the forms assumed by turbulent water as a plastic manifestation of the chaotic and complex forces and motions that acted to form them, crystallising them with the snapshot.
At the same time, it captures the wonder of the effects of light and shadow that enhance every tiny turbulence, declining the reflected colours into infinite shades with a refined and powerful effect of chromatic and optical-perceptual variability.
These are unrepeatable images that capture in the instant of the shot the myriad forms, textures and suggestions of a hypnotic charm charged with intensity and emotional empathy.
The REFLECTIONS series experiments with abstractionism in a direction aimed at investigating the optical phenomena of reflection combined with the movement of water, in an abstract graphic key.
By cutting the frame, on the one hand the “choice” of the subject is made, initiating the creative process, the so-called “detachment from the multiplicity of the possible”, on the other hand the subject is circumscribed and “extracted” by isolating it from the context with the result of making the form abstract and at the same time shifting the observer’s interest from the object: the context, the landscape as a whole, to the subject: the individual form.
In these works, the simple or complex marks produced by the reflection of the sun’s rays on the water create natural suminagashi, in which shadow replaces ink in the effects generated by the reflection of light on water.
In the ancient and fascinating Japanese art of ‘floating ink’, the final result is determined by the simultaneous action of the random movement of the water, impossible to control, and the movement the artist gives the ink with his brush.
Similarly in the REFLECTIONS series, framing is used in the search for the perfect movement in which to capture the play of light and shadow at the moment in which the sharp contrasts of black and white create an ephemeral balance of positive and negative.
It is precisely in this instant that through the shot, by isolating a few elements, the image is captured. In it the essential is concentrated: one of the infinite possible, yet unrepeatable REFLECTIONS.