“Arbitrary interventions on abandoned rocks #2”. Edition of 5

CHF 2'300.00

What is a rock? Is it still a rock after human interference, even if artificial matter has been added?
In this series, the artist plays with the idea of the natural and the man-made. There is no life in the photographs and yet, the human presence is clearly perceptible. What exactly defines the natural? Is the idea of Nature a useful concept to understand the world? The project challenges the naive attitude towards the environment and the binary approach that separates the human and the natural, seemingly suggesting that it is worth developing and defining new possible forms of coexistence instead of thinking in terms of the preservation of nature.

The supports used in the creation of the series mixes glass, concrete and an extremely thin handmade paper; their opposite peculiarities convey a sense of fragility and the semi-transparency of the artworks implies something beyond the picture itself.

Artist: Diego Brambilla
Title: “Arbitrary interventions on abandoned rocks #2”
Year: 20 November 2018
Location: Italy

Size laminated glass: 48 × 0.4 × 58 cm
Size base (steel and concrete): 50 × 15 × 6 cm
Size artwork: 50 × 15 × 62 cm

Medium: Piezography® Pro on Handmade Superfine Bhutan 20 gr/m2
Laminated Glass: Extra clear white glass 2 × 2 mm

First edition of 5 + 2AP, Zürich
Numbered and signed by the artist
Delivery time: 2 weeks

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

www.diegobrambilla.com

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What is a rock? Is it still a rock after human inter­fer­ence, even if arti­fi­cial mat­ter has been added?
In this series, the artist plays with the idea of the nat­ur­al and the man-made. There is no life in the pho­tographs and yet, the human pres­ence is clear­ly per­cep­ti­ble. What exact­ly defines the nat­ur­al? Is the idea of Nature a use­ful con­cept to under­stand the world? The project chal­lenges the naïve atti­tude towards the envi­ron­ment and the bina­ry approach that sep­a­rates the human and the nat­ur­al, seem­ing­ly sug­gest­ing that it is worth devel­op­ing and defin­ing new pos­si­ble forms of coex­is­tence instead of think­ing in terms of the preser­va­tion of nature.

The sup­ports used in the cre­ation of the series mix­es glass, con­crete and an extreme­ly thin hand­made paper; their oppo­site pecu­liar­i­ties con­vey a sense of fragili­ty and the semi-trans­paren­cy of the art­works implies some­thing beyond the pic­ture itself.

Artist: Diego Brambilla
Title: “Arbi­trary inter­ven­tions on aban­doned rocks #2”
Year: 20 Novem­ber 2018
Loca­tion: Italy

Size lam­i­nat­ed glass: 48 × 0.4 × 58 cm
Size base (steel and con­crete): 50 × 15 × 6 cm
Size art­work: 50 × 15 × 62 cm

Medi­um: Piezog­ra­phy® Pro on Hand­made Superfine Bhutan 20 gr/m2
Lam­i­nat­ed Glass: Extra clear white glass 2 × 2 mm

First edi­tion of 5 + 2AP, Zürich
Num­bered and signed by the artist
Deliv­ery time: 2 weeks

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

www.diegobrambilla.com

Weight 8000 g
Dimensions 50 × 15 × 62 cm
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