B. 1969 Italian
IN THIS WORK, GIANFRANCO PEZZOT CREATED A BODY OF WORK AROUND THE IDEA THAT CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY CAN BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM CAMERA SINGLE SHUTTER CLICKS.
HE DUG FOR THE INVISIBLE SIDE OF AN IMAGE, DEEP INTO THE CORE OF IT TO BETTER AND DIFFERENTLY UNDERSTAND IT. THE MANY TAKEN IMAGES ARE CUT, ANALYZED, DISSECTED, LOOKING FOR SOMETHING UNEXPECTED AND UNREVEALED, WHICH IS PART OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURE BUT IT IS SOMEHOW HIDDEN OR NOT APPEARING CLEARLY AND SO FORCEFULLY, ALLOWING ONLY FEW DETAILS OF THE IMAGE TO BECOME THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE PICTURE ITSELF.
STARTING FROM A SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE, WHICH WOULD BE EASILY READABLE IN A TRADITIONAL WAY, HE TELLS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY.
PEZZOT INVESTIGATES THE UNCONVENTIONAL BRAIN REACTION AND APPROACH TO STRAIGHTFORWARD IMAGES, ALLOWING A NEW BORN READING METHOD.
'This series of work titled 'Resorts' is about cities and places in holiday resorts when the season is over. There is a metaphysical sense of emptiness in the closed rolling shutters, empty swimming pools and dwellings, like ghost cities they give us the feeling of fake crowded places built for holidays but then quickly abandoned. Buildings become art works themselves because of the loss of objective “truth” they were built for, free to stand there purposeless and regardless of the new aim of just being.
There is the actual change of visions of places and buildings where the total absence of people, which usually live in them and to which vision we are all accustomed to, makes them waste their original identity, standing there meaningless.
Neutral sites with modernist lines are suitable for the transit of people and not for the long stay, suitable to everybody because lodgers do not need to take root or settle down.' - Gianfranco Pezzot
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / NEWS
MAY 2010_"THE HUMAN FIGURE", GROUP EXHIBITION, MADRIDFOTO, 3 PUNTS GALERIA DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, MADRID, SPAIN.
JULY 2009_ "SO FAR" GROUP EXHIBITION, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA. MAY 2009_ AAF NY, GROUP EXHIBITION , SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA. FEB. 2009_ "RESORTS" SOLO EXHIBITION, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA.
DEC. 2008_ PHOTO MIAMI, GROUP EXHIBITION , SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, MIAMI, USA.JUNE 2008_ "ANTEPRIMA FVG" GROUP EXHIBITION, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SPAC, ITALY. JUNE 2008_ "SPAZIO FVG" FOR THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART VILLA MANIN, ITALY.JAN. 2008_ "MANINFESTO" GROUP EXHIBITION, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART VILLA MANIN, ITALY.
MAY 2007_ FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY "TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES", LILLE, FRANCE.
JULY 2006_ "SUMMERTIME" SOLO EXHIBITION, MOCL GALLERY, VICTORIA, CANADA. MAY 2006_ "HUMAN BEING" PRIMO PIANO GALLERY, LECCE, ITALY.
JULY 2005_ HYPEGALLERY PHOTO, GROUP EXHIBITION, RENCONTRES D'ARLES 2005, ARLES, FRANCE.
SEPT 2003_ "LABYRINTH OF LIGHT" NATIONAL CENTER OF THE ARTS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.
NOV. 2002_ "MIFAV", GROUP EXHIBITION , TEMPORANEO CONTEMPORANEO FOR GALLERIA D'ARTE MODERNA, ROME, ITALY.APR. 2002_ "PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE NEXT GENERATION", K*MoPA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART, KIYOSATO, JAPAN.JAN. 2002_ K*MoPA MUSEUM, ACQUISITION AS PART OF THE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART PERMANENT COLLECTION, KIYOSATO, JAPAN.
DEC. 2001_ INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, FLORENCE, ITALY.
NOV. 2000_ CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART, GROUP EXHIBITION, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA, USA. JAN. 2000_ "BEAUTY" SOLO EXHIBITION, PIOLA GALLERY, SACILE, ITALY.
DEC. 1999_ CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART , GROUP EXHIBITION, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA, USA.