ARTIST STATEMENT: I am interested in exploring a certain discomfort of leaving in the contemporary world, related to how the social superstructure shapes identity and memory. With my current project Digital Deli I set out to investigate the visual vernacular and the inevitable image consumption of mass communication culture. I am interested in decoding the signs of the disorienting post-modern visual landscape (both real and virtual). I investigate the everyday looking for cues to understand the uncertain dimension I find myself now and the related feeling of displacement.
I am attracted by the generic and the mundane, and I focus my attention on subtle details that can unveil new worlds. I am fascinated by the possibility of unifying opposites by juxtaposing, deconstructing and re-contextualizing images that are, on first viewing, different but related on a much broader level. To analyze visual pollution and the saturation of the semiotic sphere, I use a variety of traditional and modern photographic tools and embrace a diverse visual lexicon. I reference and sample stylized commercial imagery and cultural artifacts; I collect visual fragments and cultural leftovers and I assembled them in sculptural compositions. I re-photograph and collage both my work and appropriate images. I use humor and kitsch to force connections and raise questions, while not necessarily telling a story. Ultimately I am interested in exploring the fine line between reality and fiction and how photography and its inherent artifice fill the gap.
Beta 909 (Digital Deli) 2015 Inkjet print 20”x24” Beta 909 (Digital Deli) is a sort of manifesto of the Digital Deli series. It reference generic imagery used on the windows of NYC bodegas while adding a contrasting element of obsolete technology tha
Analogue Glitch (Sabelli) 2016 Photo Collage 41”x25” Analogue Glitch (Sabelli) is a collage of fragments of my own photographs. I wanted to reference a computer glitch by re-creating it with an old-school analogue cut-and-paste technique. The disorienti
Palm on Palms 2016 Inkjet print 42”x34” Palm on Palms references exotic posters that can be found in generic waiting rooms all over the world. I wanted to add an estranging element to the stereotyped picture by adding another element, the p
VHS 2016 Inkjet print 30”x24”
516N0RJ1N4 D16174L3 2015 Inkjet print 42”x34” 516N0RJ1N4 D16174L3 is the binary code for Signorina Digitale (Italian for Digital Girl). I pasted a found alphanumerical drawing of a stereotyped female body on a generic photograph of a beach at dus
HAWAIIANP TROPIC 2016 Inkjet print 20”x24”
GARAGE SALE 2016 Inkjet print 13”X19” GARAGE SALE talks about certain collective memories. It depicts a Playboy centerfold hang on the wall of a teenager or in the back office of a Deli or in a workshop in the garage of a suburban house.