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Gianfranco Pezzot

1969 Italy

10 Works exhibited

Current location

Italy

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography

Gianfranco Pezzot is an Italian conceptual photographer who is interested in how various forces, such as history, economics and instinct, affect the ways we construct and make use of our environment. His abstract work is an attempt at inventing new, contemporary photographic languages. He lives and works in Italy.


Education

Pezzot graduated from the Drama Academy of Venice, Italy.


Technique

In an effort to push the boundary of photography as an artistic medium, Pezzot has adopted an aesthetic strategy akin to assemblage, bringing various, possibly unrelated visual elements together in the construction of a new image.

His abstract series Dichotomy of a Human Brain is emblematic of this approach. It was created by combining fragments of photographs of flowers, beach landscapes and crumpled sheets of paper then using that assemblage as a ground for additional artistic interventions, such as drawn lines and scribbled text. The various images and mediums combine to create a complex, layered image, presented in its final form as a digital C-print.


Inspiration

Pezzot is inspired by the way the brain constructs narratives from different images. When those images are altered, restructured, or combined with other images, the narrative becomes more less straightforward, and more interesting to try to interpret. He is also influenced by the changing role of photography as a contemporary artistic medium. He wonders about the value of shooting direct, unambiguous pictures compared to the value of approaching photography from a more open, investigative, experimental, and multi-disciplined perspective.


Artist statement

About his series Dichotomy of a Human Brain, Pezzot says:

“[It] is about the eternal struggle between anthropological instincts and the deceit of language, seen through all the ages of a human life...the details and symbols have a remarkable narrative significance and contribute to the semantics of an image. This body of work is a composite made up of bits of hundred different pictures...It brings in the forefront of contemporary photography without boundaries or constraints.”


Collections

His photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Photographic Art in Kiyosato, Japan.


Exhibitions

Works by Pezzot have been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, including at the International Photography Festival in Lille, France, and the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2010
OCT 2010 "THE HUMAN FIGURE", ART VERONA, GALLERIA CARDAZZO CONTEMPORANEO, MILAN, ITALY.
MAY 2010_"THE HUMAN FIGURE", MADRIDFOTO, 3 PUNTS GALERIA DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, SPAIN.

2009
JULY 2009_ "SO FAR" GROUP EXHIBITION, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA.
MAY 2009_ AAF NY, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA.
FEB. 2009_ "RESORTS" SOLO EXHIBITION, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA.

2008
DEC. 2008_ PHOTO MIAMI, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, MIAMI, USA.
JUNE 2008_ "ANTEPRIMA FVG" GROUP EXHIBITION, SPAC CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, ITALY.
JUNE 2008_ "SPAZIO FVG" FOR THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART VILLA MANIN, ITALY.
JAN. 2008_ "MANINFESTO" GROUP EXHIBITION, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART VILLA MANIN, ITALY.

2007
MAY 2007_ FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY "TRANSPHOTOGRAPHIQUES", LILLE, FRANCE.

2006
JULY 2006_ "SUMMERTIME" SOLO EXHIBITION, MOCL GALLERY, VICTORIA, CANADA.
JUNE 2006_"DISASSEMBLING - ASSEMBLING UTOPIAS", PRIMO PIANO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, LECCE, ITALY.
MAY 2006_ "HUMAN BEING" PRIMO PIANO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, LECCE, ITALY.

2005
JULY 2005_ HYPEGALLERY PHOTO, RENCONTRES D'ARLES 2005, ARLES, FRANCE.

2003
SEPT 2003_ "LABYRINTH OF LIGHT" NATIONAL CENTER OF THE ARTS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO.

2002
NOV. 2002_ "MIFAV", TEMPORANEO CONTEMPORANEO FOR GALLERIA D'ARTE MODERNA, ROME, ITALY.
APR. 2002_ "PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE NEXT GENERATION", K*MoPA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART, KIYOSATO, JAPAN.
JAN. 2002_ K*MoPA MUSEUM, ACQUISITION AS PART OF THE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART PERMANENT COLLECTION, KIYOSATO, JAPAN.

2001
DEC. 2001_ INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, FLORENCE, ITALY.

2000
NOV. 2000_ CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART "GROUP EXHIBITION", CARMEL, CALIFORNIA, USA.
JAN. 2000_ "BEAUTY" SOLO EXHIBITION, PIOLA GALLERY, SACILE, ITALY.

1999
DEC. 1999_ CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART "GROUP EXHIBITION", CARMEL, CALIFORNIA, USA.

GALLERY'S ARTIST CATALOGUE, SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY (DIC 2012)

THE NEW YORK MAGAZINE (APR. 2009)

SPECIAL EDITION PORTFOLIO, SOUS LES ETOILS GALLERY (FEB. 2009)

"ANTEPRIMA FVG", SPAC CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART , EXHIBITION CATALOGUE/REVIEW (JUNE 2008)

CONNESSO MAGAZINE (JUN. 2008)

EYEMAZING, ART MAGAZINE (OCT. 2006)

PRIMO PIANO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, "HUMAN BEING" EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (MAY 2006)

TIGER, ART MAGAZINE, LONDON (MAY 2004)

24:7 ART MAGAZINE, NEW YORK (FEB. 2004)

PHOTO, PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE (MAY 2002)

K*MoPA MUSEUM, MUSEUM BOOK, "PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE NEXT GENERATION" (JAN. 2002)

Works by Gianfranco Pezzot

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180 x 240 cm

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180 x 240 cm

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180 x 240 cm

2017

180 x 240 cm

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