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From the series Obtainium

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Year

2009

Medium

Photography

Size

60 x 60 cm
23.62 x 24 in

Price

700,00 €

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  • About the work

ed. 1/8 + 2 AP  - Measures vary depending on frame

The JoshuaTree desert syndrome has already provoked some highlights in pop culture such as U2’s 1987 album. Some of Bono Vox’s lyrics seem to marry Nicola Carignani’s infatuation with “Desert sky - Dream beneath the desert sky - The rivers run, but soon run dry - We need new dreams tonight”.
Nicola leaves any prejudice and keeps his focus on an oblique narrative where the subject matter is not all what it seems to be. Nicola’s pictures of these amazing characters are not telling us about a struggle or alternative lifestyle. In fact this body of work is evoking normality and whispering sensitivity. A dream is not a dream once it becomes the ordinary extraordinary. The rumors of true things, the colors of imaginary yet real landscapes, are the subject matter of the Obtainium collection. Nicola’s closure with these human beings, their surroundings and manufacts show the essence of photographic art.

 

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British GQ
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GQ Italia
Vanity Fair
Vogue Sport
i-D
IL
WAD
Sportweek
Riders
Sportswear International
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The Ride


About the Artist

1978 Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy

Nicola Carignani was born in 1978 in Pietrasanta, Italy. As a teenager, he got rescued by the hard-core punk scene from a bourgeois, middle-class upbringing. He started meeting people from different walks of life and got to know more interesting circles, like skateparks, live concerts and the British magazine culture.

Right after high school, he developed a strong passion for contemporary art, photography and publishing. Between 1998 and 1999, during his photography studies, he took numerous workshops with artists like Martin Parr and Nick Waplington. In 2000 he concluded his Three Year Photography Program at Studio Marangoni in Florence. Still in school, he founded Boiler Magazine, an innovative contemporary art magazine.

Boiler ran smoothly until 2004 when Nicola was struck by a sudden urge for a mystical experience. Nicola decided to leave and meditate at a Buddhist monastery in Ceylon and he then arrived in India at the Osho commune, where he stayed much longer than expected. Coming back to Italy to work as a photographer he needed a new sparkle which he found in experimentation. Fashion, portraiture and sports culture all blend into the mix that defines the unique style of his images, all containing the same dose of cheekiness, elegance, irony and wildness.   


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