CONTINENTAL ART Gallery
Mauro Davoli is a well known photographer from Parma. He worked at Alchima Studio in Milan, collaborating with many architecture magazines as « Domus » and « Casabella », composing a thick network of relationships with important architects and personalities from Italian and International avant-garde. There is still a great passion in architecture Mauro Davoli’s works but in the last few years he has taken a different path. His still life series, growing continuously, shows how his photography turned into the direction of painting, not only because of the subjects he chooses but also because of the light and composition he utilizes:
« I have always been interested in still life but this work is also an answer to hyperrealistic painting. Everyone said it was like photography. I wanted to prove that there were some things that only photography could do, but finally I found myself making photography that seems to be Seventeenth Century paintings ». The « artwork’s » status that Mauro Davoli confers to his shots is confirmed by their limited run (5-10 copies max), by their presence in the art market and by his collaboration with art galleries he is represented by. Furthermore, on his website, every image is protected by copyright , showing both his opinion and position regarding the policy of sharing his artworks.