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//Giorgio is an artist based in Favaro Veneto, Venice. Making images is something that engages him, without wanting to create a particular message, he works instinctually to get a final image that he likes. He shared a series of very colourful abstract photo art.

Giorgio is autodidactic, he began photographing things as a child. He picked up his photographic explorations again only in recent years, trying to focus on his own environment, seeing things with new eyes, thinking up new projects. He likes to photograph details in the environment, the clouds, the sand, water, the soil, the bark of a tree, and then to modify its parameters. Images to him are sets of pixels that can be endlessly manipulated to create unique abstractions.

“Colour is the touch of the eye, music to the deaf, a word out of the darkness.”

Orhan Pamuk
(in My Name is Red)

What draws you to the arts?

I have always been interested in the history of art, which to me is the history of the image and the way humans have been describing external reality over the centuries with their own knowledge, both from a visual (representative) and mental point of view (emotional). “ 

What do you like best about your photo art?

Since I am not very interested in the representation of the object as it is in reality, many times the final image is very different from the initial subject. I prefer to interpret reality, manipulating the starting file, to obtain images that have shapes and colors that I like.

This set of colourful abstract images is part of Giorgio´s “Details” project. The artworks are based on two photographs he took of a lit fireplace. To achieve the almost psychedelic effect we can see here, Giorgio has manipulated the images in a digital graphics programme.

Looking at these images prompted us to share something that Federico Fellini once said about his experience with psychedelics: “Objects and their functions no longer had any significance. All I perceived was perception itself, the hell of forms and figures devoid of human emotion and detached from the reality of my unreal environment. I was an instrument in a virtual world that constantly renewed its own meaningless image in a living world that was itself perceived outside of nature. And since the appearance of things was no longer definitive but limitless, this paradisiacal awareness freed me from the reality external to myself. The fire and the rose, as it were, became one.”

Somehow, we thought, this fits in rather well with Giorgio´s astonishing and mesmerising fireplace images.

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To see more of his photography visit Giorgio´s Instagram page and his website.