The enchanted forest - suite 2

  • Graziano Perotti
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 148.15.09
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio

In The enchanted forest, Graziano Perotti leads us in his personal enchanted forest, made out of settings full of mystery, built on careful cromatisms and evocative studies of light. This is not an obscure and threating wood. It is a place rich in magic and fascination, where the trees seem to duplicate and their shadows to entwine themselves, producing complicate narrative wefts which guide our sight through a renewed view of nature, which is represented in all its aspects. The essence of what is real manifests itself with all its ambiguity and every detail cooperates in creating a new dimension similar at first, but substantially different. Here, the conscious self meets with our unconscious mind. By means of transfiguration of the nature, the photographer gives new and deeper significance to the elements surrounding him , which are ready to be interpreted. In this way, nature becomes a metaphor of our interior life, a place of research and discovery where the individual has to cast aside his pre-existent knowledge in order to gain the opportunity of interpretation and choice of new values going beyond the ambiguous appearance.
The artist was born in Pavia and there he became a photographer, specialising himself as a photo reporter. Up to now, Perotti hasproduced 200 reportage of travels and social commentary, all of which have beenpublished on newspaper of the field. Moreover, many important advertisingcampaigns have been assigned to him, such as the one of Alpitour-Francorossoand Hotelplan, and he was able to obtain a vast number of covers thank to his photographic skills.  Some of the mostfamous newspapers spoke about him by means of the voices of esteemed international critics of the world of photography, allowing him to become more renown. Perotti organises and took part in personal and collective art exhibit in international fairs.
His talent has been always recognised, as the numerous and important photographic awards, which he has obtained so far and continues receiving up till now, points out. Among these, some are especially worth  mentioning, such as the award of the of the Fondazione Destino [Destiny  Foundation] of Madrid and the Italian recognition  Scatti Divini (Divine photos). In 2015 the magazine Vogue selected him, among other twelve Italian artists, in order to celebrate its 50th birthday, and consequently many of his photos have been sold  in the Photo Vogue Collection.  The following year, FIOF (Fondo Internazionale Per La Fotografia - Internation Fund for Photography) chose him as ambassadors for Italian photography in Cina, during the artist’s project IMAGO.IT. The critic and photographer Pio Tarantini  mentioned him in his last book as one of the most considerable contemporary photographers. Perotti was presented with the award 8 honourable mentions at the International Photography Award of Los Angeles during the global contest Family of man. Furthermore, he was given a significant prize in Paris, PX3-PrixInternational Photography, where he won in the category of documentaries, competing against photographer from eighty-seven different countries.