I am not a creator. I know that the images already exist. All I do is to search for them, choose the ones I like and portray them to the viewer. Therefore, I am a producer of images.
Subject matter can be the human body, landscapes, nature or man made things. Although I have studied painting and sculpture, I find photography the easier way to express myself. I am drawn to bright colours and contrast but am equally at home with black and white and soft colours. My style goes from the documentary to the abstract. The latter, perhaps, is the result of the seeds of which were originally sown during my years of early training. Like unfinished sketches, some of my photos are incomplete until I fine-tune them using image-editing software.
Do my images evoke tranquility or energy? I let the viewer's feelings decide.
I have completed one project and I am temporarily putting three more on hold.
This collection of b/w photographs is my personal witness to the loss of rural life in the wake of urban development. It captures the perplexities of development and stirs deep reflection of a society trapped by the flux of development at such accelerated pace where there is no way out.
My studies include:
People and the City: April to May, 2013 - Inn On Main Gallery, 126 Main St. South, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
Sample: July 3 to July 30, 2011 - Aroma Espresso Bar Gallery, 2300 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Precambrians II: May 3 to May 30, 2011 - Richview Library Gallery, 1806 Islington Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
AutoWreck-AutoNew: October 12 to October 24, 2010 - Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St., West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Contrast and Similarity: June 21 to July 5, 2010 - Art Square Gallery, 334 Dundas St., West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
© 2019 Gaetano Antonini