Hail to the King

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.08
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Interni, Architettura
Size M
60x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
Size L
120x120cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

Stefano Gardel’s shot shows the Cuvilliés theatre in all its beauty. The theatre hall is portrayed with the stage at the back of the viewer. All the seats are empty, and our attention is captured by the richness of the baroque decorations. The cold and bright lights are in contrast with the shades of gold and red that dominate the hall. The colours seem to be dimmed by this light, but nonetheless they are still very vivid and sharp.
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.