Alessandro Vicario

Mappe arboree
2023
Paperback

Publisher: Lab 1930. Fotografia contemporanea.

Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Pages: 28
€40
Artist's book

Publisher: Lab 1930. Fotografia contemporanea.

Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Pages: 28
€500
Artist's book

Publisher: Lab 1930. Fotografia contemporanea.

Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Pages: 28
€300
Artist's book

Publisher: Lab 1930. Fotografia contemporanea.

Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Pages: 28
€250

Alessandro Vicario. Mappe arboree was printed in 70 copies numbered from 1 to 40 in Arabic numerals and from I to XXX in Roman numerals, the latter are accompanied by a Fine Art print not reproduced in the book and authenticated by the artist.

 

Fine art prints (view sample pages):

Ennio Vicario, Senza titolo (Untitled). Milano, parco delle Cave, 1978

Ink-jet printing on cotton paper

25 x 20 cm

Ed. 12

500 euro

 

Alessandro Vicario, Muirigo, Kiambu County, Kenya, 1 febbraio 2017, ore 18.33, 2017

Series: Mappe arboree (Tree Maps)

Ink-jet printing on cotton paper

14,5 x 14,5 cm (1:1)

Ed. 19

300 euro

 

Alessandro Vicario, Muirigo, Kiambu County, Kenya, 1 febbraio 2017, ore 18.29, 2017

Series: Mappe arboree (Tree Maps)

Ink-jet printing on cotton paper

10,5 x 10,5 cm (1:1)

Ed. 19

250 euro

 

To my father Ennio, 

whose attentive, participatory, revealing gaze contributed more than any other experience or teaching to forming my way of looking and representing through photography.

 

"In the summer of 2015, I photographed the bark of the century-old plane tree that stands majestically in the Guastalla garden in Milan. Many years earlier that mighty tree stood inside the small garden of the elementary school I attended: the first Steiner school in Milan, on Via Francesco Sforza. Under the reassuring and protective shade of the plane tree I used to play during the long and carefree school recesses, together with my classmates. That tree saw us grow.
Thus originated the series Tree Maps.

I had shot it on film, that first photograph. With the old Hasselblad 500 CM lent to me by my father. I didn't even intend to produce a series. I was only interested in that plane tree. The idea of the series would come later. Initially, I continued with the analog process and then continued the work in mixed mode: some shots in analog mode and others with digital technology. From the beginning I had chosen to keep the black edge of the slide, which is a hallmark of the analog frame (and of the first photograph in the Tree Maps series). In order to respect the aesthetic consistency of the series (and especially to preserve trace of its origin), I chose to reproduce the border of the first photograph on all images, including digital ones. This is why the frame numbers are always repeated identically (7 and 8) in most of the photographs. . . . I like to observe trees. Contemplating them. I am fascinated by the shapes and colors visible on their barks: they make me think of ancient maps (of mysterious and fantastic territories)." Alessandro Vicario