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Marco Castelli: A Micro Odyssey

Artist’s Statement:

The trinomial photography, planets and bacteria and the binomials heaven and earth, finite and infinite, known and unknown, give shape to the emotions and reflections that this work wants to convey and inspire. Opposites vie for our moods and our feelings: dark and light, fantasy and reality, truth and abstraction.

Most of the photographs of microbes and bacteria have a scientific nature, adapted to detect and to emphasize the unique geometries that these are able to form. This time, however, the interest is not to show the invisible or what is hardly visible to the naked eye, but to use the natural geometry of bacterial colonies to enlarge and project them into another dimension, reversing all logic and report between big and small, thus loading the planets, the universe and all the work of symbolic values. This gives them charm and mystery, makes them sublime images and ironic too (particularly referring to the planets names), which in their relationship with science recall the themes, the spirit and the philosophy of a lot of artistic production from the last century. [Caterina Pacenti, 2016]


Artist’s Bio:

Marco Castelli was born in 1991 and lives in Firenze. After a three year course in professional photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni (Firenze), he’s now working with local magazines and newborn editorial realities.Since 2013 he has been assistant photographer to Alberto Conti (Contrasto Agency.)

At the same time, he’s carrying on both personal and documentary research, each one moving through a deep interest in human environment and life.His works have been published and displayed internationally.