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SKYGOLPE PORTRAIT

I strongly wanted Mattia in my portfolio both for his way of making Art and for his charisma and because he was among the first known people, belonging to the world of NFTs, on the occasion of the exhibition at the Permanente Museum in Milan in 2021.

Looking at his faces represented without features but filled with color, different albeit similar, I chose to portray him surrounded by figures with white masks. The occasion presented itself during the Singularity exhibition at the Decentral Art Pavillon for the Venice Biennale in 2022, city where masks have always been the undisputed protagonists.

The Giustinian Lolin Palace’ stairs acted as a backdrop for the portrait. While Mattia presented his works, I took him away from those who were interviewing him, I convinced him to pose for me and, together with him, other artists, also belonging to the NFT world, whom I selected to wear the masks.

It was a shot that didn't take long as the set had already been in my head for days. My intent was to immortalize Skygolpe surrounded by "faceless faces", the same on different bodies.

While I was shooting, I just looked him in the eye, however I perceived the gazes of all those white silhouettes with black bodies.

It was in that context that I had the pleasure of meeting Federico Garibaldi. He posed hieratically with the white mask together with Mattia.

He had told me, jokingly, that he would only wear the mask if I portrayed him too. Obviously the second time he posed he had taken off his mask and he revealed his world to me.

Print Size: cm 64 x 48 - inches 25,3 x 19

Creator

Sara Aliscioni

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BIO

Sara has been dedicating herself to photography and photographic calligraphy since 2006. She matured the artistic matrix from her father, musician and composer, who led her to explore not only the world of theater, to which she dedicated herself for several years both as an interpreter as a stage photographer, but also of music, studying classical music theory and playing bass for several years, as well as cinema, influenced by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia where her father worked as a sound engineer.

In addition to the various courses on photographic techniques and workshops dedicated to travel reportage, he attended the training promoted by the MoMA on photography as a means of individual artistic expression, as a technique for exploring and documenting the reality as well as a tool for communication and criticism of society and our culture. Subsequently, driven by an interest in history that draws on photojournalism as a primary source, she followed the course on the use of images, films and their historical interpretation in the 20th century with the University of London & Royal Holloway.

Among the activities followed, Sara has curated various photographic backstage works, the last of these at the Macro Museum in Rome. After having increased her knowledge, she has also matured her style thanks to the continuous and daily training of the artist Alessandro Bavari.

United by photography as an expression of art, as well as by their personal bond, together they created the book Kill the Covid! a rural horror photographic mockumentary set in Italy, faithful to their artistic, visionary and provocative style.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The photographic choice oriented towards Reportage and Street Photography, features strictly black and white calligraphy. Inspired by the language of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Sara Aliscioni offers images made of symbolism, drama and poetry in an objective but at the same time sentimental interpretation, describing the harsh reality that sees man at its center in familiar and everyday contexts. The common thread is always the search for beauty even when what surrounds the subject is decadent, dark and forgotten.

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Venice, Italy

Subject

SKYGOLPE

Genre

Portrait

Artist

Sara Aliscioni

Edition

1/1

Dimensions

6324x4743

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

Can be used to display privately, or in commercial and non-commercial settings, or in groups with an unlimited number of participants. The license includes unlimited use and display in virtual or physical galleries, documentaries, and essays by the NFT holder. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works.

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