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Gianluca Nicoli

Bologna, Italy | Photography


Artist Bio

Gianluca Nicoli started his artistic career in 2000 with fine art high school diploma and a few years later he was in Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (Florence) where he attended the course of professional photography. Passion for art has driven him ever since, to travel and learn the value of our culture but, even of distant and unknown cultures. This path pushed him to express what he learned in photographic and visual language in different experiences, in a continuous search for balance between respect for the rules and breaking of the compositional schemes; giving emphasis above all to the importance of colors and shadows in the image. In 2013 he created the Photo3.0 project, which collects the examples of a continuous compositional research which he is inspired by; artists and classical, modern and contemporary movements.

Artist statement

I compose by taking pictures in a constant search for balance between darkness and light, accentuating the intensity of warm and cold colors in contrast with the depth of dark backgrounds. I always try to bring this balance to the right tension representing the opposing effects that are created. In the compositions I use different shapes, materials, photographic techniques, experimenting with the various effects that several light sources can create on glossy, translucent, matte surfaces.