Rhino

  • Edoardo Miola
  • 2009
  • Inv. No. 22.14.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali
Size XS
30x23cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
30x23cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Classic frame Mounting
 
Size M
80x62cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
80x62cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
120x93cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

There is a dual force and explosive aura in this picture, which is at once monumental and scenic. On the one hand, we have the energy represented by the figure of the rhino, the symbol of strength, and on the other the decision to portray the precise detail of the face divided by the imposing horn. Half of the work is plunged in total darkness, and the animal seems to emerge, powerful and vigorous, to challenge the observer. The picture, taken at Kruger National Park in August 2009, transforms the animal into a powerful and heroic figure.
Edoardo Miola has always cultivated a passion for travel. After touring Europe, he went to Asia, visited Iran and Afghanistan, got to know North Africa, the Arab countries and Indochina, and was enchanted by Australia. Every trip is an opportunity for sophisticated photographic documentation of the landscapes and populations that animate the world. He first exhibited his photographs in 2011, in Sweden, at Galleri 1 in Skelleftea. In 2012 at the Palazzo Rosso (Genoa) Miola exhibited – and curated – Deja Vu – Soi Cowboy, a series of photographs inspired by his trip to Bangkok with his teachers, Steve McCurry and Mike Yamashita. The exhibition was then proposed in the spaces of the Paola Meliga art gallery in Turin, which in 2014 also hosted his solo show Petit Royaume: Mustang Nepal Fotografie di un viaggio d’autore in piccolo formato. In 2013 he won second prize for Communication Photography in the Nikon Photo Contest 2012–2013. That year, he also participated with the Satura Art Gallery at the International Furniture and Design Fair in Milan. In 2015 he participated in MIA – Milan Image Art Fair with a personal stand and won the “My LifeStyle” award. In his past work as an architect Miola focused on creating and producing prototypes and design objects, collaborating with the best-known architects on the international scene. He currently lives between Italy, Sweden and South Africa.