SERIES NAME: Nobody
An idea, a well-defined project, clear both for the subject and for the tools to be used. A rigorous realization carried out with maximum care. The search for essentiality, the structures dedicated to the man, the absence of the man as an actor, but his presence as a designer, as a user, are evident. Lights, or more often shadows, geometric figures, abstract figures, which contrasts can be captured through these images! Andrea leads us by the hand in a real and at the same time abstract world, guides us where the boundary between reality and vision is very blurred, using solid walls to bring us to the void. It forces us to look for an upward glimmer, to escape from the prisons that we have built, to free our imagination. Positive or negative interpretation? To each their own, I am optimistic, Andrea tries to warn us, to urge awareness, cities and factories are closing us in tight spaces. He does not offer us a solution, we can accept to stay or decide to leave, to remain prisoners or free ourselves, going to the countryside, to the mountains, to the sea, to larger spaces and cleaner air. Maybe that’s where everyone has already gone! Andrea does neither offer the solution, nor does he suggest it. The goal of his Polaroid simply makes an investigation and does it with detachment, with rigorous professionalism. The use of the medium, the devices for immediate development films, far from being a limitation, allows for a rigorous approach. There is no fiction, there is no manipulation, there seems to be no interpretation. On the contrary, the choice of the medium defines its interpretation, a means that does not allow modifications, which is “pure” and which therefore represents reality as he has seen it, as he wants us to see it. The search, even spasmodic, of the purity of the lines, of the composition, of the balance between planes and masses, offers us a world that seems, on the other hand, unreal, and only the consideration that it is a matter of immediate development devices and films, by definition not falsifiable, it brings us back to a tangible reality that only attentive eyes and great sensitivity allow us to see and capture.