Alessandro Vicario

Photography allows me to approach things by letting them, through their photographic transfiguration, emanate a little of their irreducible mystery. Photographic images represent what is visible: the appearance of things. And "there is nothing deeper than what appears on the surface," as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel put it.

In my work the themes of memory and the relationship with nature and the environment are linked to the specific condition of photography, understood as a trace of reality mediated by light. Animated by a contemplative spirit, my images are similar to relics rescued from destruction or oblivion in which the subject - often taken in large format (and with hyper-realistic technique) - takes on the value of a presence charged with references.