The pearl

  • Nicola Bertellotti
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 156.15.04
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni
Size XS
20x27cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Inglesina frame Mounting
 
Size S
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 
Size M
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Knife frame Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
65x100cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size XL
100x150cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
100x150cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
100x150cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounting
 

Bertellotti’s photographic research is centred on an aesthetic of decline – to use his own words. This leads him to develop a language focusing on the beauty of abandonment, a “phenomenology of the end” of forgotten places, which he rediscovers through the camera lens. This path is wholly summed up in this shot, whose religious spirit is heightened by the beam of light shining through the open door.
After studying history at the University of Pisa, Nicola Bertellotti developed a personal vision oriented towards an aesthetic of decline, in which the sense of the fleetingness of all things is profoundly rooted. His research emerged in his first solo exhibition, Fenomenologia della Fine, held in the province of Lucca in 2013. The exhibition was staged again in 2014, in Pisa, and the same year Petrartedizioni published the catalogue with essays by Pier Luigi Pinelli, entitled Fenomenologia della Fine. In 2014 Bertellotti participated in the European Photographic Festival (Busto Arsizio), where he exhibited Damnatio Memoriae, and in Tuscany he featured with the exhibition Focus on/ così com’è that Francesca Sensi Arte a Colori Galleria devoted to him. He participated in the Affordable Art Fair and the Set Up Art Fair in 2015. That year the #091LAB exhibition space (Palermo) devoted a solo show to him, Il lungo addio. In addition to photography, Bertellotti is also active at conferences and workshops. In 2016 he organized exhibition Hic Sunt Dracones at Castel dell’Ovo (Naples). In 2017 he realized the social project Blue eye at the Museum of Contemporary Art LIMEN, Permanent collection (Vibo Valencia) and in 2016 he took par in the CODICE MIA at the MIA Photo Fair (Milan).