Purple Romance

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio, Architettura
Size L
56x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

Shades of purple enlighten the night that surrounds the jetty, a night enchanted by the bright neon lights of the Ferris Wheel, lights that are spread all over the image. The sky is the stage for the sunset, that marks the magical moment of transition from the daytime to the night. The sea waves, immersed in such atmosphere, perpetuate their never-ending dance, imperturbable, unalterable and oblivion of the show where nature and buildings create a fairy-tale imagine.
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.