In the mountains or in the forests, so dense and intricate for their branches, Marco looks for his landscapes. He rarely focuses on pleasant places or on luxuriant nature for a pure visual pleasure.
Throughout his slow and constant research, the magnificence of nature is just a pretext to reach the complete expression of himself.
Those dark images reflect unease, which is nothing but an expression of the sense of emptiness towards life. A sense of helplessness, to be redeemed only in the beauty of what appears eternal, not subject to the transience of time, in the forms of what seems to be sacred and indispensable.
Nevertheless, as the title reveals, “She is landscape” engages the human figure, the female body, which represents nature and life creation itself.
Initially conceived as a unitary body, at a certain point the work turns and places itself spontaneously into two different representations. At first, the body blends into the surrounding environment, taking its forms and camouflaging, both in the roughness of the rock or in the foam of the sea, or as tree among real branches.
Here it is again emphasized the aptitude of the artist in using the form and beauty in an abstract and symbolic way.
The represented places could be anywhere and the bodies can’t be associated with anyone in particular.
It’s just along the way that the human figure prevails over the symbol and emerges from the nature, which now has become a mere ornament.
In the face, which requires its own character and personality, we observe a double metamorphosis: on one side the work’s one, which leaves its symbolic meaning, distant from human events, and slowly becomes the narrating subject. On the other side, the photographer’s metamorphosis, who exceeds his existential isolation up to confront and be reflected in the woman who stands before him.