Into the mystic 2

  • Sara Aletti
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 281.16.05
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone, Nudo, Ritratto
Size M
77x50cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 

Into the Mystic is the pictorial narration of a spiritual quest. With this shots, the artist presents the observers with her vision of travelling between earth and sky. It is an attempt to blend the features of heaven and earth together, to mix the poetry of the human body with the solidity of a harsh and rough environment. The landscapes and their inhabitants seem to have been born at the same time; they are intertwined together and establish a harmony of new, higher and regenerating feelings.
The bodies are always stretched up and they perfectly fit into the natural elements; none of them is paying attention to the camera. We are stepping into an intimate and personal world, an artistic research that is impossible to comprehend from an external point of view. Nonetheless, all of Aletti’s shots are meant to be a model, a source of inspiration to look at when seeking harmony and balance. The black and whites lend to the whole series an even stronger inward-looking atmosphere, which reaches out to the depths of the human soul.
Into the Mystic is the pictorial narration of a spiritual quest. With this shots, the artist presents the observers with her vision of travelling between earth and sky. It is an attempt to blend the features of heaven and earth together, to mix the poetry of the human body with the solidity of a harsh and rough environment. The landscapes and their inhabitants seem to have been born at the same time; they are intertwined together and establish a harmony of new, higher and regenerating feelings.
The bodies are always stretched up and they perfectly fit into the natural elements; none of them is paying attention to the camera. We are stepping into an intimate and personal world, an artistic research that is impossible to comprehend from an external point of view. Nonetheless, all of Aletti’s shots are meant to be a model, a source of inspiration to look at when seeking harmony and balance. The black and whites lend to the whole series an even stronger inward-looking atmosphere, which reaches out to the depths of the human soul.
A young emerging talent, Sara Aletti gained momentum in the world of photography as a selflearned artist. She experimented various different genres and went through different artistic phases, gaining confidence about her artistic skills. Soon enough, her shots became as neat andwell-exposed as any professional photographer’s. This is when Aletti quits her artistic quest and specialises on one subject, which she feels more and more as her own: female nude. In her two series Just Her and Into the Mystic, female bodies are portrayed while laying on a bed of light or in the vastness of nature, conveying a powerful and sensual message. In the white bed sheets, naked bodies are stretching up or writhing, in a limbo where emotions swing between quietness and desperation: those looking at the image often cannot tell why the body portrayed has taken that position, and the question is left unanswered. Aletti never let us see her subjects’ face – that being the part of the body that reflects our emotions – and focuses on the body lines instead. In 2015, she finished Earth Calling, her best expression of a female nude surrounded by the wildness, a series where the female subject appears to the observers as she moves in the distance. Thanks to her talent, Sara Aletti achieved important goals and was awarded the first prize at the ARFFissima photo contest (in both 2014 and 2015). She was also offered the possibility of showing her project Into the Mystic in Turin, Italy on occasion of the exhibition Rewind-Rewild.