Essop's store, Woodstock, Cape Town

  • Tommaso Fiscaletti
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 20.14.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size S
30x38cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
30x38cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

The photo, taken in 2014, studies the South African landscape in which the stratification of architectural genres and different styles that blend and overlap seems to be proportional to the variety of races populating the country. The artist’s vision of this place is often defined in the relationship between the urban context and the surrounding mountains, a continuous present passing before one’s eyes. With their grandeur, the mountains seem to observe the rapid changes made by human hands, monitoring their movements.
Tommaso Fiscaletti lives and works in Cape Town. When he was just 23, Fiscaletti staged his first solo exhibition at the Palazzo Gradari in Pesaro (2004). It was so successful that the administration of this city institution decided to devote another exhibition to him the following year: Sarajevo. His career was then consolidated by a series of solo shows hosted chiefly by galleries and contemporary art centres in Venice and Milan. Some of his works have also appeared at important fairs and events, including MIA Photo Fair in Milan and Arte Laguna at the Arsenale di Venice. His consecration as an artist came about in 2015 with Between Home and Wisdom, a major photographic project featured at two exhibitions in Cape Town: the first at Harrington House – the prestigious cultural hub devoted to design, fashion and international creativity – and the second at the Center of the Book. In 2016 he organized the exhibit Between Home and Wisdom at the Musuem Santa Maria della scala (Siena). Fiscaletti has won numerous awards, including the Diesel Wall in Toronto (2007), and he was one of the finalists in many photographic contest: in 2001 in Arte Laguna Prize, in 2010 in the Mondadori Art Prize and in 2009 in the Celeste Prize. Furthermore, his name was mentioned in specialized magazines such as Artribune e Espoarte.