Maurizio Galimberti stands out from the international photography scene by virtue of his pursuit of continuous experimentation, a result of his curiosity of all things in motion which he alternates with deep moments of reflection in which action–suspended–becomes metaphysical. The ready made and mosaic are the recurring themes of a distinctive and inimitable style based on seriality and reproduction and characterised by the themes of portraiture and urban and natural environments. His kaleidoscopic, unconventional gaze has centred on Sicily numerous times, photographing with heightened sensitivity places of complex, symbolic meaning.
As well as New York, Berlin, Paris and Milan, Gibellina has been a consistent feature in his imagery even before the residency curated by Cristina Costanzo in 2020, from which the works on display are partly the result. The relationship between Sicily and the instant artist Galimberti dates back to the 1990s, when he became the proponent of a captivating and unusual instant/instinctive rapport facilitated by an original and immediate expressive technique.
His journey through Sicily has generated an innovative vision of geographies and sceneries of Gibellina in which the reproduction of reality is enhanced by transversal visual and artistic allusions and accommodates the interiorisation of places in a poetic way. In his homage to Gibellina, the lyrical geometry of the architectural and urban deconstructions of the new city interacts with a vision of the landscape that arises from the encounter of culture with nature, art with ruins, to demonstrate the singular capacity of Galimberti to constantly open new horizons starting from multiple fragments. His poetry dedicated to the transformation of reality is indeed a continuous act that, through (de)composition, (re)creates images charged with meaning to offer his original contribution to the history and rebirth of this unique and multi-faceted place.
Curator : Cristina Costanzo
Images Gibellina in partnership with IMAGES VEVEY (CH) with the artistic direction of Arianna Catania and Stefano Stoll.
July 30 – August 29, 2021