Artist: Matteo Basilé
Production year: 2003
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE, DOCUMENTATION, SOCIAL/POLITICAL, CULTURE/IDENTITY
Matteo Basilé uses traditional photography, computer imaging and digital elaboration to conduct a profound investigation into contemporary humanity, placing an emphasis on the centrality of bodies and the almost-epic dignity of faces shot up close. Starting from a meticulously prepared photographic set and carefully selected models, Basilè uses electronic means to add elements, modify colors and invent surroundings in order to create striking portraits.