The High Skyline #1

  • Stefano Gardel
  • 2016
  • Inv. No. 440.16.11
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura
Size M
40x60cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
50x75cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
Size L
60x90cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 

The Empire State Building is one of the most celebrated buildings in New York, with its 443 metres high, it dominates the city skyline, offering anamazing view of the surrounding area. While the sky is kindled by iridescent pink tones, Stefano Gardel captures the majesty of this city landmark that becomes the sole protagonist of the composition.
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.