Anacapri # 53

  • Carlo D'Orta
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 296.16.09
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura, Still life, Astratto
Size M
76x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
76x80cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
76x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size XL
120x126cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

Within Carlo D’Orta’s artistic research the connection between architecture and photography turns into images in which the overall atmosphere appears to be fragmentary, to the point of capturing only specific details. In this shot the attention is focused on the gate of the Casa Rossa (Red House) in Anacapri, built between 1876 and 1899. Its construction was ordered by John Clay Mackowen. Its style is eclectic and combines medieval elements, Moorish battlements, classical colonnades and an Islander touch.
D’Orta, who was already a photographer for passion, decided to enhance his artistic aptitudes. He attended advanced painting and photography courses at the University of Fine Arts in Rome and IED in Milan: his photographic technique transformed completely. The artist started to dedicate himself to a style, which tends to artistic abstraction and makes the importance of the colour to stand out in such a way that his photographs result to be similar to pictorial representation. The object of his photography are often architectonical details, preferably taken out of contest, or portraits, deformed by the reflections of the glass walls, such as the ones in the two series of Berlin: il Bianco, il Grigio ,la Luce e Vibrazioni . Meanwhile, he reached a peculiar surrealistic inclination, which found its highest expression in Paesaggi Surreali : the characteristic technique of using mirrors to deform the image gives value to the movement. Then, D’Orta obtained attention for his shapes and geometric abstraction and in 2013 he started the series (Re)FineArt. In this latter one he portrayed large refineries and industrial complex, reassessed from an artistic point of view. D’Orta returns back to tridimensionality with the series (S)Composizioni. Between 2012 and 2015 he created the series Liquidance for the Accademia Nazionale di Danza.
In 2015 he took part in Art Fair (Romberg Contemporary Art Gallery). In 2016 he took part in the MIA Photo Fair with Biocities II, Traslazioni e Vibrazioni  curated by Italo Bergamini. In 2017 his exhibition Italian Vibrations was at the National Museum of Singapore, with the sponsorship of the Italian Institute of Culture in Singapore. His artworks are conserved in many public collections, such the Contemporary Art Museum of Palazzo Calicola, Collezione 2.0 (Spoleto) and the Italian Institute of Culture in New York. He took part in several national and international completion, such as the Sony World Phtography Award and he exhibited his artwork in many public galleries in Italy and Germany; his interviews were published in Artitude (2011), AdToday (2014) and InsideArt (2016).