• Lorenzo Minoli
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 308.16.04
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Acqua, Movimento
Size M
80x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting

“Texture” and “pattern” are both terms that originally belong to the world of fashion and design but are now used in photography to name two techniques that have a lot in common. In both cases, the starting point is the same: to take a close-up picture of an everyday object or detail, either natural or men-made, in order to create an image that recalls a visual texture, uniform and repetitive, sometimes similar to a fabric pattern. The fundamentals of this expressive language are the attention to the most hidden and tiny details, the study of colors, the use of light and shadow, through which the artist can recreate appealing games of planes and sophisticated tactile sensations. Often, the surrounding nature offers the first inspiration: leaves, trees, trunks, stones are some of the most recurrent themes in these kinds of works. Lorenzo Minoli’s photos are part of this photography genre. They focus on water and explore the different possibilities of representing it. The sea is the undisputed protagonist, investigated in all its appearances: from the frothy breaking waves to the calm quietness, from the crystal-clear transparencies to the most intense shades of blue.
Well renowned at international level, Lorenzo Minoli developed his passion for photography during his studies in law and, after his graduation, he started working at the Istituto Geografico De Agostini as editor of journals and books. In the same years he polished his photography style making it more professional and more defined, to the point that he was noticed by major agencies and newspapers that published his shots. Atlante, Il Mondo, Grazia, and Il Libro dell’Anno feature texts and comments of the artist. Not only that: his photographs, which also include a selection of portraits, appear in the newspaper La Notte, and are distributed by various agencies, among which Grazia Neri, the leading Italian photo agency. Minoli, once established himself in the area, continued to study: these were the years of his most important works, which led him to travel between Chernobyl and Portugal. Over the years the artist developed a strong interest in film directing: after 15 years spent experimenting ducumentary techiniques, the artist moved to the United States, where he produced mini-series and movies. On this occasion Minoli was awarded the Primetime Emmys, as well as the Christopher Award and several ACE Award.