Rainy Breakfast

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size L
62x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The natural light makes this image to look misaligned, as if a sepia filter has been added. The grey and gloomy atmosphere is interrupted by the dazzling lights of the Fast Food that are reflected by the wet asphalt. In this way, they create a halo of light that enlightens the middle of the photo as a spotlight, separating it from the other parts of the image. Rainy Breakfast shows the most American essence of daily life.
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.