Papavero

  • Gianluca Pollini
  • 2006
  • Inv. No. 29.14.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Still life
Size XS
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Svezia frame Mounting
 
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass 5mm Mounting
 
30x30cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Classic frame Mounting
 
Size S
40x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size M
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Svezia frame Mounting
 
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Classic frame Mounting
 
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass 5mm Mounting
 

Il giardino delle forme series is an extensive project on which Gianluca Pollini worked between 1993 and 2006, in which the use of black and white is a powerful medium of expression aimed at underscoring forms and the pure two-dimensionality of nature. For Pollini, black and white thus acquire the semblance of multiple colourless fields, which have the merit of bending the obvious beauty of a flower to a rigorous aesthetic vision, where the natural element underlies the work of art. The square form enclosing the image is likewise an anti-naturalistic geometry, an abstract concept, where petals and corollas stand out against the background according to precise compositional rules that take proportions, sections and slants into account.
Gianluca Pollini lives and works in Bologna. He started taking pictures in 1982, focusing on nature reportage and collaborating with the Rome-based agency Panda Photo until 2012. From 1998 to 2008 his works were handled by Daniela Facchinato’s Image Gallery in Bologna, followed by the Galleria Forni, also in Bologna. In 1993 he held his first solo exhibition at Bologna’s Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati, at which he showed medium-sized black-and-white photographs, chiefly studio still lifes and landscapes. His successful career continued with both solo and collective exhibitions organized in Italy and abroad. In 2004 and 2006 he participated in the Festival des Métiers de Montagne in Chambéry, France, while in 2014 Beatrice Buscaroli, the former curator of the Italian Pavilion (53rd Venice Biennale) – with whom he would collaborate a number of times – asked him to participate in the Bergwelten exhibition organized by the Stadtmuseum Klausen in Chiusa (Bolzano). Pollini’s most important and best-known project, to which he still devotes most of his work, is tied to flowers. In addition to being the subject of numerous exhibitions around Europe, this series was also published in various magazines and was collected in a magnum opus entitled Fiori, published by Gente di Fotografia in 2006. Pollini has often been represented by renowned Italian galleries at important contemporary art fairs, such as Miart in Milan and ArteFiera in Bologna.