"Pictures of mind", fourth stage of the PhotoReload show.
The exhibition displays the photographic works of Francesco Garbelli, Marinella Paolini, Lamberto Teotino as well as a video of Leonardo Genovese. In their research, the photographic image is no longer only the objective evidence of an event, the dependence from the external reality dissolves, as if any of them turned the objective toward him/herself, inside him/herself, taking images that reflect a mental state, an emotive vibration, a psychological condition, a deep reflection. In this way it is possible to create a parallel and internalized reality, invisible to the eyes, because physically non-existent, but intimately and strongly alive. The photography can create new worlds, new realities and new atmospheres, it can concentrate on the details and the shades, reveal the outstanding and eternal side of the existence, seeing beyond the perceptible, catching the immaterial.
Francesco Garbelli has been addressing for years his attention to the dynamics of the coded language of the road signs, creating urban installations as well as a complex and deep photographic research that has recorded and developed the technological transformations in the last decades, going from the documentation of his own interventions to digital processes of great refinement.
Marinella Paolini photographs architectural structures, monuments and futuristic skyscrapers, locating details that she considers as the most significant and manipulating subsequently, in the post-production phase, their contrasts and chromes, to obtain in this way a result that approaches her images to a rendering almost abstract/geometric and to mental images.
Lamberto Teotino is a pure digital photographer, because this technology exists in his work not only as physical execution of the images, but also as cerebral process "a priori", for each of them the idea rises and develops right because thought in digital, managing then to conceal technically the intervention and to render each photograph realistically plausible.
Leonardo Genovese presents a video made on a 35 mm film, a short film in analogical that tells about places far in time, ancestral gestures and rituals, primigenial lights.
The work of Genovese gets back to archaic smbologies and ponders over their permanence in the collective imaginary, reproducing a vanished reality, mentally reconstructed and suggested through his own expressive research.