Time is not counted from Daylight but from Midnight The work of Marco del Pra’ is expressionist in nature, not starting from a defined initial project, but rather growing on itself during the various phases of the work. It is research of a procedural matrix, of great expressive strength in which there is no point trying to read, to interpret what we are facing. From the index matrix, typical of photography, del Prà arrives at an iconic work, which could refer to a certain action painting, to the black and white works of Emilio Vedova, a beloved painter, whose strong gestures have fascinated Marco since he was a boy. The title of the work and therefore of the ensuing volume is Time is not Counted from Daylight but from Midnight. These are words from a song by the American reggae singer-songwriter Vaughn Benjamin, words listened to obsessively hundreds of times, day after day, that have become part of his poetic research. They speak of light and time, concepts at the basis of photography. Marco del Pra’ was born in...
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