Star of Times

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.01
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
44x60cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Unframed Mounting
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

One of New York’s most famous symbol is capture at night, when all its lights are on and the life powerfully pulses in the city streets. The low point of view, from the back of a car that slowly moves in the city centre, shows a glance upon a common night in the city that never sleeps, crystallising a fragment of the chaos of New York. The colourful lights are mirrored by the windscreens, the last element that proves the existence of a reality that is something else compared to the universe of Times Square.
A young Italian talent, Stefano Gardel developed his innate passion about art through the various journeys he undertook around the world, as business trips, but especially for pleasure.  A tireless traveller, Gardel specialised in street and landscape photography. When he is within an urban landscape, the artist takes advantage of the space in order to create overlapping planes, that is to say buildings, railways, housing, buildings springing up one after another, as if it were a puzzle. This technique is well noticeable in the series The high skyline, which features the less known, somehow unrecognizable,  New York city. On the other hand, with Time square reflections, we can appreciate a far more recognizable portrait of the Big Apple. The neon lights of the huge billboards that hide the presence of pedestrians are central. To follow, some landscape shoots, where Gardel depicted Switzerland and the Dolomites, series that reveal a deep suggestion in the way mountains, meadows and forests are portrayed.