Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting is proud to present
From February 11th to 25th , 2023
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting is proud to present an Artsy OVR dedicated to Andrea Tonellotto’s inquiry on architectural and urban issues reinterpreted through a new use of the polaroid medium. On this occasion, we are happy to feature a selection of works that are part of the “Silent Movie” series, “London Eye” series, (shot in London from 2017 to 2019) and the “Rationalism” series, taken through the years 2010 to 2020 in Italian cities typically identified by architecture dating back to the 1930.
“Capturing the same scene in different moments of time is a way of recording the passage of time”
As a self-taught photographer, over the years Andrea Tonellotto has developed an original inquiry based on a very intensive study of the polaroid medium, specifically in his most recent SX-70 development. Tonellotto has experimented with that medium’s natural chemistry that can turn a small format image, such as a polaroid, into a very responsive mirror of reality, which constantly changes its resulting colors according to mutations in the light and in the environment’s temperature. By applying an unusually small-size medium to the classical issues of architecture and urban landscape, Tonellotto fragments his vision by reuniting the polaroids into a mosaic format. This comes accompanied by a reflection on polaroid photography as a mosaic form which, first conceived by David Hockney, now strives for new meaning. Far from simply combining different portions of space into a wider area, compositions by Andrea Tonellotto are process-based, made by the act of capturing the same portions of space in different moments of time. Inspired by a strong compositional sense, repetitions, and variations, his mosaics display a collection of a series of emotions over a landscape, originating from his repeated recapturing of the same excerpt of the same landscape. In his abstract mosaics, the color becomes the key to creating a symphony of emotions seen within its development through time and space.