Starting with a simple photographic shot, Sergio Scabar creates unique pieces of art through the use of printing technique that is both mysterious and alchemic. His works are the result of an elaborate series of manual processes, only apparently traditional, in which the exposed negative is slowly transformed. His is an elaboration of reality that reveals a world made of shadings, suffused light and deep shadows, all part of the patient, slow and poetic research of the artist. Scabar’s particular imagery is exclusively created through photographic means, without any additional pictorial or digital modification. The artist aims to achieve a balance between light-sensitive materials, chemical products, paper and water to emphasise brightness, shadow and form. This direct contact with the materials is fundamental to Scabar, it incorporates the desire to work solely with traditional methods and the meticulousness of classical photography. Scabar tackles the real and visual issues concerning the reproducibility of photography, devising his own combination of poetry and craftsmanship.
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