Within the space of a frame, I try to build a confluence of dream and reality, concealing a darker sense of mystery and unease. I want to create a world showing a dream and a nightmare where anxiety, melancholy, and boredom seem so beautiful that it is impossible to look away.
What fascinates me about any artistic medium is that it can pull the viewer to a disorientation, so the incongruity stimulates reflection. The observer asks himself intriguing questions, starting from the single image, to the point of wondering on the entire surrounding reality.
I am intrigued by the dream theory: I want to reach the unconscious, unleashing meaningful juxtapositions between apparently unconnected elements. My goal in photography is to bring to light what is usually hidden and to unlock the darkness in all of us.
My photographs are meant to be read and analyzed. Colour and symbolism are deeply related, to emphasize the image. While colour can be used in so many ways like a visual emotion or a feeling, lack of colour is also an important tool to explore. I often use strong blues, reds and yellows because they touch both the real and the surreal. Symbolism is abundant in order to show the intricate ties of reality in fantasy. Although my imaginary world is affected by my interest in haute couture, my photographs have a keen sense of self-awareness and a dark humour, which allows me to play within the fashion genre but not to be confined by it. All of my pictures have one recurrent idea that is a kind of simultaneous attraction and repulsion. The viewer is dipped in the image but at the same time, disturbed by it. Something troubling, that is not pleasant, but by the trick of beauty, you are drawn into it.
In my edited photographs I add texture to give a feeling of age to evoke an otherworldly sense of the in-between. Emotional and timeless, with resonance and personal connection.
Portrait is intended as the expectations of the hidden imaginary faces that become mental projections. The exasperations and the grotesque similar to truth. Faces of the past that through the present project us into the future. The future of an impermanent charm, in continuous, intriguing movement that resonates with the viewer.
Each diptych tells a story that unfolds, reinforced by the duplicity, between the portrayed character and different worlds, different but intrinsically connected. Every image is designed to be printed separately but intrinsically linked to the complementary image.
I want my concept of art to move beyond the photography and mixed media. I am in love with representing stories I have in my mind in a painterly way. My series show a particular feeling reflecting the juxtaposition of real and surreal, fantasy and dream into reality.