I was born in Torino, Italy. After graduating from university
with a degree in Mathematics and travelling through the Americas,
I began to devote myself to photography.
I was in New York and I remained there for many years.
I stepped into the art world almost by chance in 1984 at the
VSV gallery in Torino. My show consisted of photographs of Downtown
Manhattan printed with a Color Xerox. It was the time of Andy
Warhol and Graffiti Artists in New York, of Frigidaire in Italy.
The following year I went to School of Visual Arts and started
to contribute to some Italian and American magazines.
My show “Eyes on the City“ at New York University
marks an important point in my artistic evolution: the creation
in the darkroom of mental images, figures obtained by combining
portraits and architectures.
This show travelled next year to Torino where I have been
living since 2003.
In Italy I worked in a personal, intimate way on travelling
objects and their dislocation. I focused my attention on simple
details, often revealing something extraordinary.
In the series of photographs “Anche Noi al Lavoro”
I combined art and social interest. I documented the jobs
of mentally disabled people in public and private enterprises
to encourage their full integration into the labor market.
From 2006 to 2012 I have regularly shot the transformation
of Palazzo del Nuoto, the Swimming Palace of Torino. It is
something abstract, yet seductive, consisting of two swimming
pools, for training and competition, in which the architects
Isozaki and Maggiora are challenging the usual separation
between interior and exterior through glass walls and skylights.
I focused on the passing moment, the detail, the structure
containing its own history.
This work gave birth to a permanent installation, Site Specific,
“Momenti Architettonici” that opened May 9, 2012.
Lately I elaborated scattered images of my family history.
I used various techniques, empty rooms and forgotten objects,
something appearing and disappearing.
In the following years I created different Artist’s
Books and participated to travelling shows, jumping from place
to place, that’s End in Nation, migrant show from StudioDieci
to other worlds.
Since 2015 I’ve been working on photographic transformations
into the space where images flow, one into the other.
This project, Plato’s Dream is a work-in-progress. I went back to my mathematical past and I began to think about the visual and philosophical interpretations of Platonic Solids while creating photographic polyhedrons, flying geometries and painted gelatine-silver prints.
In 2020 I worked with multicoloured flakes from recycled plastic bottles provides by Dentis Recycling Italy. I used this unusual material to create still life replicating different environments of our planet where small plastic animals live. The first step of this work was s two-persons show, Scaglie Party, with sculptor Ornella Rovera, in the framework of Biennale Tecnologia of Politecnico di Torino.