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LEFT BEHIND @ Rossoamapola, Parma

With the memories of another great experience just fading, I'd like to share with you some moments of the successful exhibition at Galleria Rossoamapola in Parma.

Following the good reception of my work last year in London, I had the pleasure to be hosted by a lovely art space in the charming town of Parma - and the results once again surpassed any expectation! 

The launch night was packed and for the whole month of March, when my prints where on show, the feedback from those stopping by has been extremely positive.

Thanks again to everyone involved in this "chapter II" of my LEFT BEHIND journey.

Here's to the next one!

LEFT BEHIND. A new chapter.

Following the great feedback received on my debut in London, and after a few months in preparation, it is a great honor for me to officially announce that LEFT BEHIND is finally 'going home'.

The art space Rossoamapola, in Parma, will be hosting the exhibition from 4th to 31st March, thus letting the Italian public get closer to my work too.

Reprints are underway right now, and I'm excitedly looking forward to this!

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The Exhibition.

For those who couldn’t attend, below are a few memories of my London debut exhibition.

Left Behind is the story of 8 years travelling across the globe to collect the melancholic beauty of those subjects and places that our society prefers to forget and hide and the bitter irony of Western countries’ paradoxes, gathered from the unmoved objectivity of the lenses of my Nikon.

I am still moved from the incredible appreciation of the collection and the huge attendance to the exhibition.

Thank you to all those who contributed to make it a success.

The exhibition will cross the British border in 2017, when it will be showcased in Italy. Stay tuned, I am working on the details!

Left Behind

A few months in preparation, but very much looking forward to my debut exhibition.

"Left Behind" is an introspective journey into the meaning of solitude, abandon and alienation in contemporary society. 

The exhibition is an invite to reflect on how the world looks at those 'disturbing' elements which alter the glossy, polished image that Western countries spent the last century building and marketing - both to themselves and to the rest of the planet. 

See you there! In the meanwhile, stay curious.

Redemption

Years ago, in 1978, in Italy, a law was finally voted to shut down asylums.

But as too many times happens in our country, the transition from an inadequate system to a new one was not managed properly. It was like if a nuclear apocalypse hit the country. Tens of psychiatric hospitals were abandoned, almost from one day to the next, leaving families with the burden of taking care of difficult, if not impossible, situations by themselves.

In many cases, these often beautiful and architecturally opulent structures started to be illegally occupied by outcasts, giving these buildings an ironic continuity in hosting those members of society easily and conveniently forgotten by the rest of us, the sane.

In 2011 I visited one of these places, the ex-asylum of Colorno (near Parma). There, the stories of the old and the new residents of this decadent structure are inextricably linked, and the names of those who were sent there to be saved can still be found, exposed to the camera, possibly giving them the redemption they were denied throughout their entire existence.

Redemption (2011)