PHOTOGRAPHY

AWARDS 2020

VALENTINA MARCANTELLI

Fluid Sections (2018)

ABOUT THE ARTWORK: Fluid sections - The water as a photographic composition element.
"Section: /ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/ , any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up." "Fluid: /ˈfluːɪd/ , a substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid." When you think of the section word our mind immediately imagines something marked and rigid, but especially something straight ahead. When we think of the fluid word instead we think of the exact opposite, something flowing and tortuous but especially something curvy about it. The approach of these two terms presents itself as a contradiction, but precisely through this contradiction this project takes shape and presents itself: through the use of water and therefore of a fluid I sectioned the female body, researching in it new forms and presenting it as any other object; I trimmed with liquidity new forms and new looks, giving the body itself the possibility of“emerge” and show up with new eyes and new profiles.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Valentina Marcantelli is a young Italian photographer born in Florence on the 19th June 1993. After her artistic studies at the Istituto d'arte Policarpo Petrocchi in Pistoia graduated in March 2017, specializing in Photography, at the "Libera Accademia di Belle Arti” in Florence. The main interest of this photographer is the story of her vision of the world, trying to represent its own language through the photography. The visual structure, atypical and surreal, derives from the deep passion for the modern art.