Giuseppe Persia

Photographer

Italy

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Born in Cremona in 1949, he started taking photographs at the beginning of the '70s, he took part in numerous events in Italy and abroad, obtaining important prizes and public and critical acclaim. Nus-Noûs”: Nus as naked, Noûs as mind. This path is distinguished by the originality of the ideation and the results that led the artist to realize in photography what is most easily obtained in painting or sculpture.They represent as "eidetic entities" that go beyond reality and sensible experience even though they evoke it in various guises and in seductive, mysterious and sometimes disquieting forms. In this conceptual research the speculative dimension prevails, aimed at investigating the surreal world of the unconscious, a germinating unconscious from which emerge both of the likely entities and of the mysterious yet emotionally involving entities. Photography is a means of expression which, in addition to being a powerful tool for investigating and re-proposing objective reality, also knows how to be its opposite in an equally valid way, reproducing the illusory and the unreal. This ambivalence materializes in the works "Nus-Noûs" and proves to be capable of tackling the photographic language by fully exploiting its expressive and allusive possibilities. In the images it clearly appears that the element of ambivalence turns into a subtle elaboration of the mind that takes us away from reality and leads us into an imaginative labyrinth composed of evocative suggestions and visions

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EDUCATION

1970 Elettrotecnico, Italy

WORKING EXPERIENCES

Fotografo

AWARDS AND PRIZES

SELECTED PROJECTS

Talking Peppers

FUNCTION:

Art Photography

LOCATION:

Russian

YEAR:

2020

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Talking peppers are part of a project entitled Nus Nous which literally means body and mind (from a Greek and a French term). They seem to be human bodies or parts of them, in reality it is the observer who wants to see them but just rotate them and what we imagine we saw disappears. In many Nus Nous images, everyone sees different things according to their state of mind, it may happen that the same image seen at a later time may represent different things from before. When it is possible, in artistic events, is presented a photo mounted on a support that can be rotated by the observer who rotates it until it attracts his attention, at that moment the image begins to dig into the meanders of his mind and creates emotions. The observer does not know why the image attracts his attention and perhaps at the moment does not even bring out any memory, he only knows that it creates a certain emotion and looks at it, approaches and then moves away, his expression changes, he smiles or he gets sad. In the Nus Nous photographs clearly appears how the element of ambivalence is transformed into a subtle elaboration of the mind that distances us from reality to lead us into an imaginary labyrinth, made up of suggestions and evocative visions. They are images capable of suggesting bodies not devoid of sensual and mysterious charm. All this is made possible by the use of a close-up shooting technique and a complex lighting system. The photographs are in black and white, the absence of color, in fact, makes it easier to decontextualize the subject, favoring a freer reinterpretation.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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Photographer producing artistic images with a preference for analogue black and white

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Aerial View of Forest

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Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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Giuseppe Persia

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Aerial View of Forest

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Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

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Giuseppe Persia