Nature Morte

Roberto Pellegrinuzzi

Nature Morte directly refers to the first photographs that inherited the iconographic tradition of late 18th-century still life painting. Taking up the idea of these composed shots, combined with a desire to heighten the reality of the photographic subject, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi processes his images with photo-editing software so as to break their structure down into their constituent layers. The resulting images acquire a three-dimensionality that is de-composed and re-composed before spectators’ eyes. They paradoxically take on new life through our gaze. Taking his cue from the past, Pellegrinuzzi finds the revolutionary dimension in digital technology.