Midnite Dog

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.03
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura

At the very centre of the shot, a series of bright lights and colours captured our attention. All around is dark, that ties the little kiosk like a funnel, leading our glance to the centre. The action is crystallised, immobilised in an instant captured during a common night. This shot shows the loneliness of who is waiting, set apart in a quite spot of the night.
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.