The photo triptych Difference and Repetition combines a dreamlike geometric vision of reality (and therefore of art) with a live photo snapshot.
The photos describe the instinctive ability of human mind to abstract the eyesight and to recreate it in an ideal form; the power of intuition and perception can be a way to find beauty, balance and proportion in today’s industrial landscape. In fact, the shot was taken while driving around the suburbs, noticing that three lampposts accidentally intersected in perspective with six high voltage cables.
The photo was then framed as a triptych of three black and white prints: as the gaze moves upwards, the same image is repeated but cropped until only a small photographic strip remains: from the original 27x40cm frame cropped, down to a 7x40cm cutout, which represents the ideal framing and the last stage of visual abstraction. This ability to recognize an abstract image from reality recalls Deleuze’s theory of the “translucent” (the title of the work also recalls Deleuze’s work): the three photos are like three consecutive moments of the image abstraction all at the same time, in the same frame.
This photographic triptych was in some way a germinal work from which all my artistic research started. The occasional encounter with a fragment of reality revealing itself as a potential image has somehow triggered a path of reflections from which the creative impulse is a reaction to what surrounds us by abstracting and reworking the pre-existing matter, aiming to create a new semantic system.