Part of my research focuses on anthropocene. A huge inspiration for me is represented by Olafur Eliasson. His work is not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, it engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change. I like that his practice involves in the artworks, where the spectators recognize themselves in their belonging environment. He believes art has a strong impact outside the museum and argues art can arouse a strong sensitivity in people. 

Inasmuch as detecting a very important function in art, arousing sensitivity, my aim is to make people reflect about historical issues. Part of my work narrates the relationship between the environment and human beings, as it risk to undermine the world. Human beings' activity modify territories, climate and the structures of the planet. 

I noticed that the influence of human beings over nature is so strong now is nearly impossible to find completely natural spots. I researched the concept of artificial landscapes using painting as a medium which allowed me to imagine the future perspectives of the planet. The result were material paintings made using polish, mold, acrylics and plastic on canvas. 

To go further in my research I used photography, as it is the medium I favor as it represent reality. I use this medium to document my travels. I experimented a sort of land art practice using natural scenes and anthropomorphic materials. In the scene I photograph there is a piece of human trace which the viewer do not realize at the first sight.

 

The result is that the anthropomorphic material vanish in the natural environment and expresses the subtle subjugation of nature by human beings. This experiment, as long as expressing my need to travel to think and develop my ideas, represent an intent of shaping land art with human materials, as I noticed that is very difficult to find unpolluted areas nowadays. Indeed I use the natural environment and the plastic I found to create compositions and pieces of art which will change trough time, and which I document with photography.

 

All the photos are shot digitally, prints available on fine art paper on aluminium support. 

Research

Works

Below there is the resume of my showcases about the relationship between human beings and nature. I designed the poster and showed a photo in a collective exhibition at Platform Southwark in London, UK, on December 2019.

 

Subsequently, I organized a cultural event in Pisa, Italy, in October 2020, called "The hinterland of humans' mind". I worked with photography and printed three photos on fine art paper which were sold to to italian collectors. As long as photography I showed one mirror reflecting about egoism in front of environmental problems, and I created a video I projected together with thirty minute electronic music concert.

Exhibitions

The hinterland of humans' mind

Platform Southwark

Landfill

Pisa, Italy, August 2020, 35x30 cm, digital photography