ART IN THE WOODS presents: TIZIANO MAINIERI
Tiziano and I went to the same high-school (ISAB: institute statale d’arte di Bologna) but I have just few memories with him, I chose to hang out with “bad asses” back then and he was definitely a sweetheart. Yes I know, I was a stupid person and sometimes I still am, but….
Fortunately people changes, and when we met again after several years when I came back from Barcelona, I learned he was a photographer and not just some photographer, but one of a kind! I asked him if he wanted to portrait my last campaign (Demonio) and between a shoot and a beer we became “culo e camicia” (like brothers) we have that kind of confidence we could poop in front of each other.
His work is accurate, visceral but at the same time very elegant and I just love it. These are his thought and the photograph he proposed for the collective exhibit “ART IN THE WOODS” using Abilify as a muse:
“I was animated by the concept behind the famous photograph taken by Irvinf Penn: “Bee” in 1995. I wanted to recreate something that would quote that great masterpiece. As follows was born this, where as a flamboyant as pink lips, the inner of the shoe dominates the lifeless body of a bumblebee.”