Being a woman is what distinguishes a woman, in every time and place.
Her womanhood, her empathic beauty, not synonymous with perfection but beauty as a unicum, a harmony with the world that comes from an inner balance and is reflected in her aesthetic side.
In this photographic series of mine entitled “Denier”, a metaphor for the heaviness of the stocking -a veil that nevertheless does not suffocate but embellishes- I wanted to represent my idea of a woman, a woman who is also fragmented, divided, faceless, but no less recognizable . A woman who chameleonically but archetypically blends with the space that surrounds her, which is no longer just that of the domus, her etymological “kingdom”, but is often a foreign world that she manages to tame and conquer thanks to her resilience and sensitivity, intoning it to herself.
Lines become shape, colors become body, harmony becomes beauty.
Gabriele Gentile was born in 1986 in Parma (Italy) where he completed his studies in the humanities and communication fields. He approaches digital photography in his thirties fascinated by the “magical power” of this artistic medium, finding it unique in fixing a moment and making it eternal.
Time is the focus of his photographic research, the nostalgic time of the past from which to resurrect ancient buildings today in decay, and the time of the future, projected into minimal visions of modern architecture with futuristic forms and abstract colors.
Forms, lines, space. Fundamental even in its negative meaning of empty space.
In addition to time in space, colour. Another key word in his works, colour not as an adjective or declination of other subjects but a subject in and of itself, as a feeling and essential element of his photographic alphabet.
Photography as a mirror of one’s inner world; as aesthetic beauty, with rules and exceptions.