The Feather in the Cap by Silvio Balestra
Digital c-print lighjet, Diasec ®Grieger plexy plate on dibond plate. Unique edition 31×47 in. | cm. 80×120
The Italian artist Silvio Balestra presently lives and works in Triest.
Since the year 2007, he professionally entered the world of art with his research on experimental photography by caring about its abstract and conceptual aspects. He gives another meaning to the natural light by placing it in a black and white world where every recognizable shape practically disappears.
Most of Art critics and Art journalists call him “The Art photographer of the natural light.”
In the some Interviews the artist use to say “Starting from the etymology of the word photography that means – “writing with light”, or rather “painting” with light – I decided I had to go beyond classical photographic realism, equivalent to figurative painting, to reach its abstract dimension to get to the essence of things, removing all superfluous and misleading adjuncts, a different way of conceiving reality, placing the one which is hidden, invisible, not easily adaptable to our vision, or rather to the way we want to see the world “
In the last ten years, he has attended numerous group and solo exhibitions collaborating with several galleries in Italy and abroad. For example in Italy he exhibited his artworks in Turin, Milan, in the famous museum Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, his works are selected for exhibition the Art-Biennale di Venezia, and abroad he exhibits in Canada, in Spain, in Germany, in the Czech Republic, and in Norway.