The remote lake

  • Karim Carella
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 284.16.10
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio, Acqua
Size S
50x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
50x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

The most peculiar feature of this shot is the fact that it seems to push the viewers to the limit, almost teasing them. It portrays one element of a natural landscape that, due to the hazy atmosphere and the foggy colours, is rich with abstract meanings. The title, The remote lake, leads us to a faraway and far dimension. And while we are observing the image, we are filled with the desire to keep sailing this lake to discover what is hidden far ahead.
The artist fell in love with photography when he was child and used to play with his father’s Hasselblad, a Swedishhigh-quality camera. For a long time, photography has been Carella’s main hobby but in 2008, as he was about to visit Canada, he decided to turn his passion into his job: he bought all the necessary equipment and, as a self-learned photographer, started to study the technique and landscape photography. He took his inspiration from the great old masters and developed a very personal style, his trademarks being the square format and the black and white. He explored several styles and genres, getting as far as to experiment macro photography and a more “narrative” style. His series depict desert and boundless places, which can be recognized but not put on a map, in order to pick fragments of realities that can’t be set neither in time nor space. This is particularly true in the case of Effimeri (2010), Lifeblood (20122) and Rocks in the clouds (2012), which are set in a dreamlike dimension and feature minimalist shapes and open spaces. Thanks to his studies and his passion, Carella soon got recognized by the critics and, from 2011, had his works displayed in several exhibitions: he participated in Omaggio a Giorgio Morandi at Wikiarte in Bologna; he exhibited his Assolo at Spazio Raw and at the MIA Art Fair, both in Milan.