Rise above the River

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.06
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 
Size XL
100x150cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 

The clear cloudless sky, the lack of wind, the pale and elegant light of the sunset are all elements that together make this urban shot so awe-inspiring. The buildings and the lights are mirrored in the water and, even though their reflection is imperfect, the contrast of the colours and the calm stream of the water create the illusion of being truly part of the picture, of being where the shot has been taken, in the very same place and at the very same time.
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.