“Mingled with Voids is a corpus of elusive shapes that emerged from an unpredictable and at times random process. As a contemporary caveman, images are captured in the dark by shooting at a screen where are casted some feeble and trembling shapes made of light. The output is an intangible work with the quality of mental projections, which eludes interpretations based on the resemblance of the forms.
Mingled with Voids is a deep dive into the randomness of existence without any preconceived idea of what it’d look like. An acceptance of the re-combinatory quality of the universe and, at the same time, an act of resistance against it and a tentative to generate instant-long worlds.
The process consists of several steps: at any stage, pictures lose something and gain something else. Key points are a set of mirror-like surfaces that cast reflections and a custom-made darkroom printing process with a coffee-based recipe instead of chemicals.” – Diego Brambilla
Artist: Diego Brambilla
Title: “DN075S” Mingled with Voids
Size: 30 × 23.5 cm
Medium: Gelatin silver caffenol print
Frame: Wood Natural oak / Aluminium
Edition: Nr.1, unique serial piece
First edition of 19+1 AP, Zürich
Numbered and signed by the artist and provided with a Verisart blockchain Certificate of Authenticity.
Diego Brambilla is an Italian artist, based between London and Zürich, who graduated from the London College of Communication with an MA in photography in 2015. Previous education includes a BA in Sociology and a diploma in Film Direction.
Deliberately mixing real and imaginary, he stages fictional scenarios and experimentally combines photography with sculpture. Drawing upon contemporary narratives about nature, the human body or science, his work challenges those concepts as cultural products and investigates their ability to reconfigure the meaning within a constructed imagination.
His work has received the PhotoX award and it has been selected and shortlisted for several competitions such as Athens Photo Festival, Voies Off Arles and PhotogrVphy Grant and it has been exhibited many times in London and in Milan. His work has gained the attention of the media and it has been featured in many magazines, printed and online, such as Fisheye Magazine, GUP, Wired (US and Japan), Dailybest. It has been published in the Paris Opera booklet and got featured on Rai3 (national Italian television).
Diego Brambilla (*1978 / Italy)
Lives and works in Zürich