Duomo Alta Notte

  • Yury Sirri Nakvas
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 191.15.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
53x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
40x60cm Dimensions
Duratrans Technique
Lightbox Mounting
 

The pictures of Yuri Sirri Nakvas paint the image of a Milan that decisively distances itself from one of the clichés accompanying it. The images – extraordinarily clear – depict the semi-deserted metropolis with a rich palette, and not the grey and monotonous city that is commonly imagined. Sirri Nakvas’s Milan is alive, and the bold colours and Pop Art air of the pictures convey this. Although there are no people in the pictures with the exception of a few sporadic figures, one does not get the impression of a static and aseptic image. Aside from the classic symbols of Milan and what the city represents, these photographs also portray the places of new Milan, the quarters that bring new vitality to Milan’s everyday life. So alongside the cathedral we find Piazza Affari and the Stock Market, the city’s economic and financial heart; the complex of Porta Nuova, representing a Milan that is expanding and strives to be cosmopolitan; private dwellings on an ordinary evening, the domestic scene lit by colours that symbolize the life unfolding inside. Tradition and innovation coexist and converge to sketch out the profile of contemporary Milan.
Very well known on the Internet, Yury Sirri Nakvas was born in Belarus and moved to Bologna, where he attended the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema from 2012 to 2014. During his studies, Nakvas explored a particular photographic technique: the hyper-lapse, in which the position of the camera is slightly changed between each exposure in order to create a trac-ing shot in time-lapse sequences. Despite his young age, the artist has already gained a reputation, and his first project Riccione Timelapse was awarded the second prize at the Riccione Stream Award Video Contest. From that moment, Nakvas has been sharpening his expertise and, inspired by the great masters in hyper-lapse photography, his works received many acknowledgments and enthusiastic feedbacks from the experts in the field. His work on Milan, the video Milano City Hyperlapse & Time Lapse, was also published on the website of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. To realise this video, Nakvas immortalised Milan must-see places through a sequence of 19.000 shots, showing the image of a lively and ever-changing city. The result is a mosaic that demonstrates how Milan, the most European city of Italy, is an international and outward-looking reality. Nakvas’s video gained recognition from several news websites - such as Milanotoday e Epochtimes - and became a viral phenomenon on the web.