Una Teoria Sull’Abbandono Opera 6

  • David De La Cruz
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 275.16.05
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Concept, Interni
Size S
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
33x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting

The shots featured in Una teoria sull’abbandono (A Theory on Abandonment) speak of places whose unknown stories are yet to be told. Places that were once part of our everyday life now lie in a state of oblivion, characterized by a melancholy air of emptiness and abandonment; places bound to definitively decline. The nature is creeping in every corner, claiming back what was once taken away by men, and slowly taking over its own environment: broken glasses, stripped walls and rust stand as witnesses of this increasingly steep decay. Although these objects and facilities are now functionless, they are still capable of establishing an emotional connection with the observers, who are inevitably led to wonder about their story. These are places where the traces of memory still dwell about and stubbornly survive the continuous flow of time. With the aid of his photographic lens, David De La Cruz projects himself beyond the apparent reality to rip off its veil of illusions and to grasp the deepest essence of these places; not just frames, but subjects-signifiers. De La Cruz tells their loneliness, silent, peace. These shots can be read as a metaphor of the fleeting nature of human existence: once there was life, now all is quiet.

David De La Cruz, a young and talented artist, was born in Madrid and moved to Italy in 2011. After attending the IEFC in Barcelona and graduating in Photography, he continued to develop his knowledge further by attending photography classes and workshops. His passion became his job when he decided to start his career as a freelance photographer. Thanks to the solid skills acquired at the university and over the following years of study, De La Cruz specialized in documentary photography, a genre that is a powerful vehicle of communication. Through his photographs, De La Cruz gives his own explanation on the world around him. He especially focuses on the weak bond between human beings and natural environment, showing that men can shape the landscape but also that the landscape can effectively shape men. This mutual influence is at the center of his photo series Neapolisart, Marquises Spinola and I’m your food. De La Cruz’s talent is internationally recognized: since 2010, he was awarded several recognitions and his work was featured in major newspapers and magazines, suchas La Repubblica and L’Espresso. He took part in many collective shows, in both Italy and Spain.