“FRAMMENTI” by ANGELO MARINELLI

8 March - 8 May 2017

VISIONAREA ART SPACE
Auditorium della Conciliazione – via della Conciliazione 4 – 00193 Roma

Opening 7th March 2017 – 6.30 p.m.
8 March – 8 May  2017

Photographs by Angelo Marinelli will open the new season in VISIONAREA, a project created by the Associazione Amici dell’Auditorium Conciliazione that relies on the support of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo .

Claudio Composti, founder and curator of the MC2 Gallery in Milan, will curate the entire season, which ends in Spring 2018.

FRAMMENTI represents Angelo Marinelli’s research on photography, which he performed in cities, buildings, roads and industrial parks.  The exhibition showcases a collection of fragments shot in Italy, Spain, China and Argentina, rendered by a human hand with no physical presence, in a highly imaginative cross-continental journey. The photographs by Angelo Marinelli displayed in Visionarea, are merely fragments of longer stories.  The structures and areas in his shots, which are almost surreal due to the lack of life, are between reality and fiction, beauty and decline, in an uninterrupted series of frames in which the location becomes the personage.  Angelo Marinelli’s photography research aims to find new images by changing the exposure time.

In the poetics of detachment and his pursuit of emptiness as a perfect place for ascetical contemplation, Angelo Marinelli unearthed a universe full of architectural stratification and slight movements.  His eye captures beauty by seeing reality from a different angle, rekindling enthusiasm for the mystery behind everyday things.  His research is rather Homeric and has a dose of melancholy, which transforms each photograph into a well-remembered metaphysical environment that viewers absorb and recreate in their mind.

The artist’s choice of colours and hues, albeit frequently cold and unsaturated, form a soft and sensuous composition and linguistic medium that help to intensify the feeling of curiosity and fascination of each frame.  Consequently the images become a kind of private conversation between the composition and everything the retina observes from any possible angle.  The universal knowledge of the lens revives the pleasure of deciding to astonish viewers through beauty and a new way of seeing things.

The Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo , Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele, stated that “VISIONAREA is a unique project in Roma, a transversal Temporary Art Museum, where masters of contemporary art meet white hopes in a adaptable venue that aims to enhance the differences as a value that should be promoted and supported and to eliminate the boundaries and canons of expression in order to favour humanity and its histories.  The photographs by Angelo Marinelli, featured in the first of exhibition, portray places with no physical presence although a human footprint is clearly perceived.  His images are timeless and apparently lifeless, cold and still although they are actually deeply evocative of the anything viewers imagine by interpreting the very fragments of truth.

Angelo Marinelli was born in 1979 in Monteiasi (Taranto).

Having studied engineering, he moved to Rome where he graduated in Industrial Design.

He inherited his interest in Photography from his father, and taught himself to use the camera at an early age.  As a student in the early 2000s Angelo worked as a Commercial Photographer and Graphic designer and refined his lighting and post-processing techniques.

From 2010 to 2012 he lived in Asia, whence he started to travel.  His journeys broadened his artistic and cultural horizon whilst strengthening his origins. Journeys, circumstances and colours encourage his creativity and confer a social characteristic and almost anthropological focus to his works.

His works have been exhibited in numerous venues, such as the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Buenos Aires; the Istituto di Cultura Borges, (Buenos Aires); the Bienal del fin del mundo” (Mar del Plata, Argentina); the Istituto Italiano di San Paolo (Brasile); the Hubei Museum of Art (China); the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome); Spazio Cerere (Rome); the MACRo Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (Argentina).